God’s Safe House
Lucinda Secrest McDowell
The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 9.9
Where was your safe place when you were a child? I had a tree-house with walls and a sturdy ladder – high up above everyone else. There I could escape the noise, conflict, or the crowd. I could dream. I felt comfortable, cozy, and somehow protected.
Perhaps you had a bedroom corner, a homemade tent, or a spot in the backyard. But where do you go today – now that you’re a grown-up and it seems impossible to hide from the world?
Even if you have a favorite easy chair, reality encroaches as cell phones beckon and people demand that you meet their immediate needs.
But who will meet your need for security and safety?
Where can you still the pounding of your heart, breathe calmly and know deep in your soul that you are truly loved and accepted?
Only in the Lord. As the psalmist says He alone is our shelter when we are oppressed. God alone is our “refuge in times of trouble.”
He is the best safe house ever! Because no matter where we are or what is happening, we can rest in His protective presence.
Lord, the world is scary; help me turn to You for continual refuge. Amen.
under the mercy, Lucinda
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