God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge. You’re a proven help in time of trouble–more than enough and always available when I need you. So we will never fear, even if every structural support were to crumble away. We will not fear even when the earth quakes and shakes, moving mountains and chasing them into the sea. For the raging war of storming winds and crashing waves cannot erode our trust in you. Pause in His presence. Psalm 46:1-3 TPT
This morning, I heard the word, ‘Safe’ strong in my spirit and pondered on it for a few minutes. Suddenly a memory came floating up from a very distant past when all of us cousins and siblings would play hide & seek in Grandma and Grandpas’ huge yard. The goal was to run to the designated place and yell ‘safe’ before being tagged by the person who was currently ‘it’.
God is my designated safe place. He’s the unshakable and consistant place I can run to where nothing can tag me and call out that I’m ‘it’.
I believe that’s what David had discovered. But even in his initial discovery, he was constantly exploring new roads of trust, deeper seas of safety.
David had a history of trusting in God. He knew God in ways that could only come through a lifetime of God proving Himself faithful. He had the realization that God is always God, regardless of what we think or imagine, and He will always exceed our expectations.
So today, I encourage you to focus on the ‘Safe’ place, His arms wrapping around you and keeping you close to the center of His heart. It’s hidden there that you’ll be able to rest from intimidation, fear and negative reports. He longs to be that and more to you. Your ever present help in time of trouble.