Daily Dare: Dare to Rest

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eagleSurely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Psalm 91:3,4

While researching “rest under His wings,” I ran across a writing from Bible Truth Publishers. The story was so expressive of what I wanted to say, I have copied it here in full for your inspiration with full acknowledgement given to them.

eagletsWhen the little eaglets, that have not yet a feather to fly with, are under the great wings of the parent eagle, how safe they are! Who would dare touch them?eagles3

If a bold climber put his hand into the nest, then those powerful wings would beat him in a minute from his hold, and he would fall down the rocks and be dashed to pieces. So safe shall you be under His wings, nothing shall by any means hurt you there.


When the wild snowstorms rage around the eyrie, that is death to an unprotected sleeper, how warm the little eaglets are kept! Not an arrow of the keen blast reaches them, poor little featherless things, not a snowflake touches them.So warm shall you be kept under His wings when any cold and dark day of trouble comes, or even any sudden little blast of unkindness or loneliness.


eagles 2Under His wings shalt thou trust! Not shalt thou see! If one of the eaglets wanted to see for itself what was going on, and thought it could take care of itself for a little while, and hopped from under the shadow of the wings, it would be neither safe nor warm. The sharp wind would chill it, and the cruel hand might seize it then.

So you are to trust, rest quietly and peacefully under His wings; stay there, not be peeping out and wondering whether God really is taking care of you. You may be always safe and happy there. Safe, for in the shadow of Thy wings will I make my refuge. Happy, for “in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.” from the Bible Truth Publishers’ article entitled, “Where No Anxiety Exists.”


Daily Dare: Dare to Rest under His wings. And dare to see our great land nestled there under His Mighty Wings as well. When you see red, white, or blue or any patriotic symbol today, dare to thank Him that we can rest safely under His wings.

4 Responses

  1. Psalm 91! Great story too!

  2. Kim Karavan

    As one who has always had a hard time resting, I so enjoyed reading this and have a huge appreciation for your words! In my crazy frenzies I remind myself of another helpful verse; Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God

    • Kim, I am so grateful for your comment. I love your verse Ps. 46:10 as well! I always appreciate your welcoming smile in my crazy frenzies! I am on this 30 day “Hope for America” Challenge, and it is challenging so encouragement is appreciated. 10 more days to go. Thanks for reading!

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