Because of the world spinning out of control lately, my thoughts turn to how and where in the world do I find safety?
Home is always a sanctuary for most and we tend to feel safe within our four walls. But what about when you step out into the world beyond your home?
Safety can mean physically safe, mentally safe and spiritually safe. Your family will make you feel safe, but not always and the true fellowship of a solid Church family will and can surround you with the safety of the LORD. Depending upon our circumstances, our Church family means “safe”.
If you would ask me what I want out in the world, whether it be around friends, or at Church, I would say I want a safe place to land. What about you? Don’t we all yearn for that and seek that safe place to be, to be loved and accepted and honored for who we are and never judged?
My Molly pup is a picture of feeling perfectly safe and perfectly content when she crawls under the kitchen table when we are eating. And even after the dishes are cleared and washed she still remains, not wanting to move……..sometimes I wish I could crawl under there with her!
Where is your safe place and who is it with? Is your safety defined by your surroundings or by someone, or ultimately is your safe place in the arms of GOD?
Feeling safe and being safe are two different things. I don’t know about you, but I want them both. And I want them both at the same time too!
Where do we turn for ultimate safety? Isn’t it in the LORD’S arms? Didn’t David find his security and safety in the LORD? He is our example of where to go for safety.
“PSALM 7: 1 “O LORD MY GOD, IN YOU DO I TAKE REFUGE.”
IF YOU THINK ON IT, SAFETY ISN’T ANYWHERE OR WITH ANYONE, BUT IT IS ONLY FOUND IN THE ONE WHO DIED A PERFECT DEATH FOR YOURS AND MY SIN. OUR SOULS ARE HELD SECURELY IN HIS ARMS.
I desire to rest in HIS everlasting arms……..I crave it and close my eyes and imagine me sitting on CHRIST’S lap with HIS very capable arms around me. Right there is my safety. HE cups my face and says it will be ok my beloved.
DEUTERONOMY 33: 27 “THE ETERNAL GOD IS YOUR DWELLING PLACE, AND UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS.”
When the body of CHRIST is together and HE is in our midst, then there is fellowship with the broken and weary and there is safety too. As we exchange glances with one another, our eyes shed HIS light and our hearts say: you are safe here.
Our souls long for it, a safe way and a safe place with the ONE who holds us in HIS hands……..secure there. HE knows all our stories and brokenness and HE sends us to find one another; to find a safe place.
PROVERBS 18: 10 “THE NAME OF THE LORD IS A STRONG TOWER; THE RIGHTEOUS MAN RUNS INTO IT AND IS SAFE.”
May we live fully in HIS grace that extends to each other making a safer way, a safe space for each other. This cannot be done alone……..you are not alone! Safety is not found by isolating yourself, it is found in fellowship with one another and with the LORD.
The LORD designed HIS plan for us to find perfect safety in HIM………HIS will is for us to find safety with one another as we walk our paths hand in hand to our final eternal home.
How and where do you feel safe these days? Would love to hear. But I pray we will all feel HIS safe arms around us, each and every day. Because when we have JESUS, we are never alone and we are always held in peace and safety.
PSALM 4: 9 “IN PEACE I WILL BOTH LIE DOWN AND SLEEP FOR YOU ALONE, O LORD, MAKE ME DWELL IN SAFETY.”