Where is your Safe Place, that place you go to when life is unsafe?
Years ago, I took my boys to our Safe Place just before the tornado pictured below hit our hometown. For more about that story, CLICK HERE. For today’s Inspire Point, continue below.
Where is your Safe Place, that place you go to when when life is overwhelming? Let’s explore that idea.
About 50 miles from my house, is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever hiked. As you’re walking through a deep canyon, all of a sudden the area opens up to this huge rock formation cantilevering over a ravine.
The first time I saw it, I was speechless. The scale was overwhelming. I still can’t believe this is in Indiana!
As I looked across the ravine, I noticed this large vertical fissure in the rock. It’s to the right of the double-trunk hemlock tree.
It reminded me of an old hymn, “He Hideth My Soul.”
There’s a phrase that is repeated in that song, “He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock.” It describes a place of refuge, a Safe Place.
This place of refuge is described in the 46th Psalm.
Verse 1: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
Verse 7: “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.”
Verse 11: “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.”
(Sandwiched between these verses is a description about turmoil in the world.)
Regardless how dire the situation might appear, there is a God who is in control.
Because of that, there is a calm for those who have sought refuge in Him. It is likened to
“a river whose streams make glad the city of God,” Verse 4
So what is a person to do when all of this chaos is swirling around?
The answer is in Verse 10. “Be still, and know that I am God.”
Daily Doable: Silence the critics. Silence the voices of doubt in your head. “Be still, and know that I am God.”
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