Your Safe Place
A common phrase and inquisitive question used within different people groups in our society these days is “safe place.” This phrase may have morphed from the phrase “safe space” referencing the 60’s women’s movement. The definition for either of these phrases broadened over time to be more inclusive. The ultimate question for you is – Are you in a safe place?
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
– Psalm 119:114 ESV
Spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, socially and financially are all significant arenas of life vying for your attention. While on the earth, Jesus increased in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man (Luke 2:52). He understands the balance of these arenas and desires for you to trust in Him to keep you safe in every area of your life.
This does not give you permission to become passive, inactive or entitled in your actions. It may mean taking proactive action or require you to calm yourself and allow the Holy Spirit to work things out.
Your safe place scenario is important to the Lord. He wants His children safe with peaceful assurance.
The Lord is your safe place of refuge for your ultimate peace.
You have Jesus’ assurance when you trust in Him. When you align yourself and your actions with God’s Word, you have the ultimate safety and power source on your side. He can help you create your safe place and give you the understanding needed, so you are protected by Him with His power, authority, grace, peace and confidence.
Bringing your concerns before the Lord by being open and honest is your first step to safety. Your second step is intentionally listening to the Holy Spirit’s guidance as He provides you with direction and gives you the confidence you need to be proactive in moving or being still.
Today’s One Thing
Trust in the Lord to keep you safe and provide you with the answers you need to be in His protection and safety. Take action steps today:
- Bring your concerns to the Lord in prayer.
- Listen closely and follow His direction.
God is a safe place to open your heart fully to Him, even if it is ugly. Here are some powerful considerations about “What to Do When It’s Hard to Pray.”