Arms Everlasting

Deuteronomy 33:12 “…Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” (NIV)*

Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…” (NIV)*

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He is a place of protection. He is a shield, refuge, and resting place. Nestled there we are surrounded by his care. Looking up and out is scary if unaware that underneath are the everlasting arms. Like tree branches supporting a nest, so too his arms hold our very souls.

Securely nestled in his care

Held by everlasting arms.

Eternal love beats loud and strong

When close to God’s own heart.


Sheltered from flaming arrows

A shield for weary souls.

Protected from enemy aim

When covered with God’s cloak.


Undergirded by his strength

His beloved he’ll not forsake.

Held secure through circumstance

When clasped in God’s arms, safe.


poem by Patty Perkins


Deuteronomy 33 is the blessing Moses gave the Israelites. Verse 12 was directed toward Benjamin and verse 27 for Asher. These blessings show the character and heart of God toward those he loves…Oh, that I could grasp it!

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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