SAFE HOUSE:

Life has a way of serving up situation after situation.

Global or personal, we each have something(s) we are dealing with.

Can you relate with any part of this pyramid of problems?

Where do we go for safety, sanity and serenity?

The library of God’s Holy Scriptures; the Bible. 1189 chapters of truth, guidance, law, light and love. Every single word is inspired by God and intended for anyone who seeks knowledge, encouragement, revelation, hope, comfort, rebuke, correction and transformation.

That is the safest place you can go to. Lose yourself in the safety of God’s word and ask Him to speak to you whenever you sit down with His word. He will be right there with you opening your eyes to new things you have never known and He will help you navigate your life with the truth of His word. That is where you will find answers to your deepest questions or your everyday frustrations and to everything in between.

Let’s do this practically, shall we?

If you feel that your situation is so unique that it doesn’t fall within our pyramid of problems, read:

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. (1 Cor 10:13)

If you had a rough day and need some uplifting, read:

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:26)

If you feel like you have hit rock bottom, read:

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalms 23:4)

If you are surrounded by people but still feel lonely, read:

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)

If you have just received bad news that is weighing on you heavily, read:

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:10)

If you have never stepped in a church building or had anyone talk to you about God, read:

For God so loved the world that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have everlasting life.  (John 3:16)

If you were once a Christian but ditched this ‘faith thing’ because of something(s) you suffered, read:

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8)

If you are often, ignored, dismissed and in need of affirmation, read:

See, I have inscribed you in the palm of my hands. (Isaiah 49:16)

If you’re going through any kind of relational crisis, read:

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

If you’re at the decision cross-roads, read:

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
 (Prov 9:10)

And for anyone and everyone on this page read:

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. (Joshua 1:8)

As you find comfort in God’s word, remember that all else will pass away but His word will by no means pass away. (Matthew 24:35)

Enjoy the safe house.

 

THREE WORDS:

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If you’re sad, confused, anxious, depressed, uncertain, fearful or feeling alone, read on.

If you went to sleep feeling like there was no one to talk to and had no where to turn, read on.

If you feel more hopeless than you’ve ever felt, read on.

If you feel like no one would understand, and just want to lock yourself up and cry, read on.

If you feel like the only solution for you is Jesus appearing to you and holding you in a warm embrace because you hurt so much, read on.

If telling yourself not to give up is no longer enough, read on.

If you feel like your life lacks meaning, depth and rhythm, read on.

Dear friend, my heart breaks for you, whoever you are, wherever you are.

Don’t feel like a wuss. Don’t feel like you should handle it better and that you should have spiritually outgrown such feelings. We all feel messed up sometimes. It’s the result of living in a fallen world. I’ve had my days where I just want to stay in bed and nurse depression. I know how it feels. I’ve been there. I know how life can beat one down. I know how it feels to wonder whether it’s the devil or the lack of dependence on God. You wonder whether situation X, Y or Z has all that power to knock you down to where you are right now.

Take a moment and meditate upon this verse:

The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed nevercease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23
Whatever your situation;

HE IS FAITHFUL.

Be encouraged.