Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Safe Place

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.  Psalm 119: 114 (ESV)

Sometimes it just feels good to hide away.  I don’t know about you but some days I have to fight the urge pretty hard to shut the door on the world and stay to myself.  Even if we can’t do that, and I honestly think we all should do that from time to time, we can hide away in the safety of our Heavenly Father.  He provides shelter and shield for us when we need it the most.  On those days we feel unloved, rejected, alone, unwanted, He is always standing with us, loving us with a lavish love that fills every crack in our broken hearts. Nothing can satisfy or complete us the way His love can, and nothing can heal us the way His love can. 
God doesn’t want us to hide behind Him and stay there, living inside the pain, but He wants us to find healing and HOPE in Him.  He rescues us, He is the lover of our souls, He is jealous for us – all these statements tell of the passionate and unending love He has for us and how He will help us out of a dark cell of pain and heartache.  We can find rest when we need it in His presence.  We can find safety behind His shield.  We can find redemption from the love He poured out on Calvary.  
We can also spend time with God alone, hiding in His presence, meditating on His word. When we are distraught and need some distance between us and the world, He fills the gap.  Getting away and focusing on Him for a day or so can definitely bring things back into perspective.  He can speak to us and we can hear His voice without all the distractions of life bombarding us.  We can rest in Him leaving the stress and worry behind for a little while.  He restores us and fills our cup so we can then go on and share that love and good news with others.  

Scripture to Claim:
Let my cry come right into your presence, God; provide me with the insight that comes only from your Word.  Give my request your personal attention, rescue me on the terms of your promise.  Psalm 119:169-170

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