You are safe…

Posted September 8th, 2011 by Leah and filed in LR Ministries, Word of Encouragement

In Sarah Young’s devotional, Jesus Calling, I read these words…

In closeness to me, you are safe.

I stopped

lingered

prayed and

pondered the word

safe.

My mind reeled with the fullness of this promise- I am safe.

In closeness to me {Jesus}, you are safe.

Too many children don’t grow up in safe homes…too many spouses don’t live in safe homes…and too many seniors don’t live in safe places.

I am smaller than most middle schoolers, and I continually pray for the Lord to keep me safe from bodily harm.

In closeness to me {Jesus}, you are safe.

But when our home, or even our work place, is a hostile environment, not only is our physical wellbeing threatened, but our thoughts, dreams and desires are not safe either. It’s not safe emotionally, intellectually… so we disguise, hide and mask in the hope of being safe.

In closeness to me {Jesus}, you are safe.

What does it mean to you to know that you are safe?

You are a hiding place for me

You preserve me from trouble.

You surround me with shouts of deliverance.

Psalm 32:7

Terrorist attacks, Congressional craziness, financial markets resembling roller coasters, weather gone wild, sex trafficking of our precious children…the world unraveling on a global, national and personal level moment by moment yet God desires us to know…

In closeness to me {Jesus}, you are safe.

I lift up my eyes to the hills, from where does my help come?

My help comes from the Lord who made Heaven and Earth.

Psalm 121: 1-2
Nothing comes as a surprise to our Creator God, for he is our help.  HELP: to aid, protect, succour and surround…to keep us safe.

Lord, today we run into the safety and shelter of your faithfulness, for we long to be safe. Keep, guard and defend us in every way from the evil of this day.  We look to you alone, for man, money nor government can provide permanent {eternal} solutions.  Keep us safe in the shadow of your presence.  Holy Spirit walk with us through this day ever so close…so close that we say “us”, not “I”.  Make us so sensitive, so keenly aware of the reality {the realness} of your presence that we pray in hope and confidence about the days ahead, not shrinking back into fear, worry and doubt. Let our spoken words of hope shatter the unsafe by spilling light-filled words into the darkness.  Keep us safe according to your Word. Keep our children safe. Keep our seniors safe. Thank you for this promise.

In closeness to me {Jesus}, you are safe.

The Lord will keep you from all evil,

he will keep your life.

The Lord will keep your going out and coming in

from this time forth

and forevermore.

Psalm 121: 7-8

xo

Leah

P.S….Lord Jesus, keep the secret prayers of this online community “safe” in you.



Leave a Reply