Post 47 Refuge

Post 47  Refuge

I don’t know about you but when my kids hurt…I hurt.  No one wants to see their family hurting and I would take their pain if that were at all possible to keep them from hurting.  However, it doesn’t work like that.  You can feel helpless in these times especially if there is something wrong with a loved one that you can’t fix.

So, what can we do when someone we love hurts?  That hurt can be in many different ways.  We can pray.  Prayer goes right up to God and He hears our prayers.  So then someone will ask so then why didn’t God heal them, fix the situation, or whatever it might be?  We don’t always know why God allows some things and takes away other things.  Our part is to trust Him and know that no matter the results God is still here and still loves us and them.  We don’t see the entire picture for only God does.

Oh, how we can pray for our loved ones?  We just want them better so we pray even more.  I can hold them and comfort them as best as I can, but it is God who can give us all peace even amid the pain. We can show love to our family and friends wanting so deeply that they won’t suffer.  God didn’t leave.  He knows the beginning and the end of everything.  Sometimes His decision hurts greatly because we don’t understand the reason behind it.  With most pain in life can come fear.  Fear of the unknown.  Fear that we might lose the very ones we love so much.  We do all we can and sometimes it just doesn’t seem to be enough.  We want them healthy and happy.  We can only do so much and if that is not in the cards then we think we have to blame someone and it usually is God.  The devil loves us to fear what we are going through, and what our loved ones are going through, and the devil loves us to blame God for everything especially when we don’t see a good ending to whatever “it” is.  The devil is a liar, a thief, and a murderer.  God is love.  However, we live on this planet and evil is all around us.  We are if we are a Christian, just a sojourner while here.  We’re waiting to go home to be with Jesus.  In the meantime, we exist here and we need to be about our Father’s business and do right.  We need to not compromise His word and do and love others even when we don’t feel like it. 

What we need to do is get into the word of God.  Search out scripture that can help us.  No matter what problem one faces God has answers.  Look for answers in God’s word.  Get into God’s presence and put aside the world while you do.  Spend time with Him.  No matter what is going on in our personal life. No matter what is going on in the world, we can run to God. He is our safe place.

I know that my Lord lives this I have no doubt.  I know my Lord loves me for He took my place on the cross.  I know my Lord is coming back to take His bride/the church home.  So I look up and try to be ready.  Maybe I am not yet 100% ready but I am trying to be.  I wait on Him for what else or who else would I wait on for eternity?  God loves me and God loves you.  People let us down all the time…and in this end time especially even those we love most can let us down.  The Bible said many would.  I know I don’t want my kids to, but if they do then I will still stand on the word of God, still pray, still believe in Him, and that He is coming back no matter what I face while here on this earth.  It is just temporary.  We have a birthday, a dash, and an ending.  Unless Jesus comes first we all will face that ending.  I want to know my dash was used to love others, help others, get right with God, and look up until He comes. 

God has given safety to me so many times.  He has given me strength when I felt none in me.  He is my refuge.  I can’t imagine one minute now without Jesus in my life.  I wonder whom non-believers pray to for strength?  Whom do they turn to?  Will they ever turn to Jesus and be saved, or will they continue down the path of eternal destruction?  I hope they choose Jesus.  I wanted, I sow, but I can’t choose for anyone.  I can only pray they make the right decision and make it in time.  One second after death is one second too late.  Choose wisely everyone for one minute from now is not promised to any of us.  May God bless you, keep you, give you His peace, and may we all make it to heaven together.   

Take refuge in Jesus!