Under God’s Umbrella

In Ladies Group the other night, we were talking about God’s blessings.  I read a statement from our devotional that said, “You can’t abandon the principles of God and walk in the blessings of God.”  I love this!  And God showed me an illustration that really helped the girls see it, in their own minds.

Picture this, God is standing beside you with an umbrella.  Now, it’s not one of those little compact umbrellas that flip up with the wind comes and you still get soaked.  No, it’s a giant golf umbrella, big and sturdy and as you walk along the way with him, his umbrella protects you from the storm.  Oh, your feet might still get a little wet, but the rain and hail bounce safely off of you.

But many times, we walk away from God.  We go our own way, and as a result, walk away from his protection, his blessings.  God didn’t leave us, we left him.

And when the storms come, we get wet.  And then we blame God.  But he didn’t go anywhere.  He is still standing at that intersection, where we left him, with his umbrella, waiting for us to come back.

So my friends, if you are feeling a bit soaked today … stop look around.

Did you walk away from God?

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.  Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.    – Psalm 5:11

Father, thank you for your umbrella of protection and blessings that is freely given to all who seek you.

I love you Jesus.
In your name I pray.