You might be asking where can I run? Where can I hide? I need a break, a place to take refuge. Life is so full and time seems to be running past me. Does this sound like something you have said or thought recently? We all need to understand that in the middle of all “the stuff” we go through, that God is there. He is waiting to hear you when you call out to Him. Sometimes we just need to say, “God, I’m here and I need to feel your arms wrapped around me today. I need your peace and your joy.”
“But as for me, I will sing about your power. I will shout with joy each morning because of your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety in the day of distress.” Psalm 59:16
Have you spoken this way to God lately? He longs to comfort, encourage, and strengthen us. We feel like He is so far away and that He doesn’t care about what we are going through. We may even feel that God doesn’t have the time to help us when so many things are going wrong in the world today. Our problems must feel so small in comparison but we need to know that they are very important to Him. If we could just stop our busy schedules and just focus on His great love for us, we could feel the peace that is ours to hold. What a comfort when we remember the scripture…
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38, 39)
Isn’t that awesome! We can’t out run God! No matter how down we may feel, He is right there to lift us up. He is waiting for us to look up to Him and to desire to come close to Him. I want that closeness and even at this moment, I feel it. God really cares about you and He really cares about me.
He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:3-4).
What a comfort! What a joy! What a peace! Take time right now to come close to God. Whisper His name and feel His gentle, sweet, love.
Have a wonderful day as you run to His loving presence. Love you all.
Jesus is a safe harbor
I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him.
If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32.
He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips.
I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS!
I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE!
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