John 10:28 says “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”
Psalm 4:8 says “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone Lord make me dwell in safety.”
I love the feeling I get during worship at church. The feeling of complete peace, as the holy spirit washes over me, surrounded by God’s love and others who love God. I cherish that feeling.
This morning when I was having my quiet time I realized more than ever that that feeling is not limited to Sunday mornings in a certain building. When we ask the Lord to be more present in our lives, He delivers. When we surrender ourselves to Him and immerse ourselves in His word-well, there He is. We do not only live in His hand one day of the week in a certain chair in a certain row, we can live there and flourish there always when we remember to stay close to Him and ask for His hand over our lives.
This doesn’t mean that there won’t be days that God seems far away. This doesn’t mean there won’t be times when the enemy tries to lure us away or snatch us from the safety and peace we find in His hand.
But I, for one, find immense peace and comfort when I remember to actively pray for God’s peace and protection for myself and my officer and spend some extra time resting in His holiness-whether that’s at church or curled up with some coffee, early in the morning, on my old living room couch.
Lord, You are always here with us. Sometimes You may seem more present, but no matter where we are or how we’re feeling, or how far we’ve strayed away from You, You are here, holding us in Your hand. Thank you. Thank you for choosing to cover me and my imperfect self with Your perfect love. Thank you for providing a safe place for my officer to rest when He is feeling a little extra lost or worn down. Thank you for being a safe place in this broken world, a calm in the storm that life can be, a comforting hand when I need it the most. Lord, thank you.