CBN Staff Writer
-- Where can I run? Where can I hide? I need a break, a place to take
refuge. Life is so full and time seems to be running past me. Does this sound
like something you have said or thought recently?
We all need to understand that in the middle of all "the stuff" we go through,
that God is there. He is waiting to hear you when you call out to Him. Sometimes
we just need to say, "God, I'm here and I need to feel your arms wrapped
around me today. I need your peace and your joy."
In Psalm 59:16 (New Living Translation), it says,
But as for me, I will sing about your power. I will shout
with joy each morning because of your unfailing love. For you have been
my refuge, a place of safety in the day of distress.
Have you spoken this way to God lately? He longs to comfort, encourage,
and strengthen us. We feel like He is so far away and that He doesn't care
about what we are going through. We may even feel that God doesn't have
the time to help us when so many things are going wrong in the world today.
Our problems must feel so small in comparison but we need to know that they
are very important to Him.
If we could just stop our busy schedules and just focus on His great love
for us, we could feel the peace that is ours to hold. What a comfort when
we remember the scripture,
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from
his love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels can't, and the demons
can't. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers
of hell can't keep God's love away. Whether we are high above the sky or
in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate
us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans
8:38, 39 New Living Translation).
Isn't that awesome! We can't out run God! No matter how down we may feel,
He is right there to lift us up. He is waiting for us to look up to Him
and to desire to come close to Him. I want that closeness and even at this
moment, I feel it. God really cares about you and He really cares about
He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing
honor to his name. Even when I walk through the dark valley of death, I
will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff
protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:3,4).
What a comfort! What a joy! What a peace! Take time right now to come close
to God. Whisper His name and feel His gentle, sweet, love.
Martha welcomes your responses at firstname.lastname@example.org
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