When the world wants too much from us and we have nothing left to give, when we are weary of waiting and hoping for change, when shame and pain have haunted our nights and days, when we long for a place of refuge and a person we can fully trust ~ to whom can we turn?
Only God can provide all the safety, healing, comfort and reassurance we need. We can crawl into His presence and be held fast.
Allow Abba Father to pour His unconditional love out on us. Be held. Be calmed. Be loved beyond all measure.
His arms are our sheltering place.
His heart is our home.
His love is our lasting comfort.
His joy is our strength.
His promises our hope.
His word our light and guide.
Friend, if you are hurting right now, if the world has wearied you, if you need a reliable person to trust and turn to then come, come to God and be helped.
He has been revealing to me lately that healing is a process, a gradual unfurling to God’s love, a continual learning from His word, a daily leaning on His mercy and grace and a laying down of all that keeps us captive to shame and disgrace.
Come and receive the sustenance your soul longs for. He is waiting to receive you as soon as you are willing to believe and turn to Him.
Held fast in the circle
of Your embrace,
my weary head
falls to rest on
shoulders of strength.
Feeling my heartbeat
slow and steady
to match Your own.
Sense my breath
the very air
There is no
no fear, no pain
I can let go
tears and years
of struggle, of shame,
of hurt and fears
And asking questions
with no answers.
I can let go
for they cannot abide
in Your presence.
For now it is just
You and me together
And I feel safe until
world intrudes again.
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10 thoughts on “A place of refuge”
Joy, this is utterly beautiful and exactly what I needed today. I say “amen” to every lovely word. Thank you xxx
Keren, I am deeply grateful to have been the vehicle through which God has spoken to your heart. Thank you for letting me know. May you continue to feel safe in God’s loving embrace as you relinquish all hurt and pain to Him, and rest in His ability to take care of all your needs. Blessings in abundance. 🙂 Xx
No condemnation here. Amen.
Hi Sandy. Thank you for stopping by. I’m blessed by your visit! 🙂
Powerful, true words, Joy: healing is a process, a gradual unfurling to God’s love, a continual learning from His word, a daily leaning on His mercy and grace and a laying down of all that keeps us captive to shame and disgrace. And I love the poem. We have kindred hearts, my friend…
Hi Sheila. It’s good to see you here. Thank you for your kind encouragement. I’m so pleased to have ‘met’ you on the blogosphere and found a kindred spirit through the words you share. Have a blessed weekend, my friend. 🙂
So beautiful and peaceful, Joy. No condemnation resting in the arms of Jesus. I love the poem and how you describe healing as a process and “a daily leaning on His mercy and grace and a laying down of all that keeps us captive to shame and disgrace.” Amen! Thank you, Joy, for these words of comfort today. Hugs!
Trudy, I often see far more from the poetry God gives me when I re-read it, and mainly because others draw out things they observe which have helped and encouraged them. In my own eyes they so often seem like a meagre offering, but God takes, breaks and makes them manna for others to feed on. May He continue to do so with your wonderful words too, my friend. He speaks so powerfully through you! Hugs and blessings. xox 🙂
There is fullness and joy in His presence! I feel safe with Him~ Thank you Joy for this uplifting post, truly a balm for my weary soul this week. God is my refuge. Amen and God bless you my friend in Christ.
Hi Kathy. It’s lovely to see you here again! Thank you for your sweet encouragement. May your weary soul find solace and strength as you rest yourself in the Lord. Bless you, dear friend. xox 🙂