The Everlasting Arms

This week’s post is an uplifting & challenging devotional written by Andy Gleiser. Andy is a Christian, a husband, a father, a preacher, and a song writer. His newest song, Revival Prayer, is the theme song for our special meeting this week (soul-stirring!). Andy is preaching on learning to trust a sovereign God at Grace Baptist in Marshfield, WI on September 23-25. Each night begins at 6:30 PM. All are welcome.

TEXT: Deuteronomy 33:26-29

These are a long six hours. I’m sitting among strangers in a hospital waiting area in Indianapolis. In a faraway room I cannot see, my beloved wife is under the surgeon’s knife. Breast cancer forced its ugliness into our lives and sabotaged our stability. I’ll not sugarcoat it; much has changed...more will. But because of the Lord Jesus, nothing eternal has changed.

Anxious thoughts plague me while she is sedated, but my security is not in the surgeon’s skill; my refuge is in the eternal God.


Let that word wash over you. Say it out loud. Eternal. All may change, but Jesus never. He is eternal. Fears ebb and flow, but Jesus is a rock. He is eternal, unchanging, settled. And He has been this way for an eternity before the beginning.

Today I choose to cast my shaky heart and fretful mind on the strong arms of God. He holds me. He caresses His daughter, my wife. And His grip on us cannot fail for His arms, like Him, are everlasting. They cradle. They support. They undergird. They stabilize. They never tire.

Come then at once; delay no longer! Set your fleeting strength on His everlasting arms. These are the times to prove Him trustworthy. Though you may doubt, yet He abides faithful to you; He cannot deny Himself. Six hours in a waiting room seems like forever. But, be still, my fluttering heart - what are six hours to the eternal God?