About Benjamin he said: “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.” Deuteronomy 33:12
Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob, who became Israel. As he was born, his mother had died. He did not have the opportunity to know his mother’s love nor to be able to rest in her arms. The blessing that was given to Benjamin was that he was loved by God and could rest secure in God. The place that he was able to rest was between the shoulders of God.
Rest is something that many people desire, but cannot seem to find. The extremely busy pace of today’s society makes rest a rare thing. People are constantly running around doing many different things in a hurried rushed pace, never allowing them to slow down and rest.
Being secure is even a more rare feeling that many people desire. Look at the number of people who have multiple locks on their doors and alarms on their houses to be secure. Look at the number of people who must change jobs on a regular basis because of job cuts. Look at the number of investments that fail people.
People worry about physical and financial security on a regular basis.
As a believer in Jesus, you are loved by God. Since you are loved by Him, you can rest secure in knowing that He is in control and will take care of you. You will know that you are held in His arms at all times. While you are held in His arms, you can rest your head against His chest, between His shoulders.
At that place you can hear the heartbeat of God. You can know and feel the love He has for you. As a baby rests securely in his mother’s arms, you can also rest securely in God’s arms.
You can know the supernatural peace that God has given you in the midst of the trials of this world.
Where are you resting today?
Are you resting securely in God’s arms today?
I pray today that you will know the love God has for you; that you will rest securely in the arms of God; that you will know God is protecting you; and that God will give you the rest you need.