– Shelter or protection from danger

– Anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape.

Origin (Hebrew): A place to flee to gain strength and encouragement

This world is always weighing and wearing us down. We get burnt out, tired, and discouraged. We long for the next breakthrough so we can finally be complete and stress free. But is that reality?

No.

The world is always going to demand our time and energy. Naturally we are going to wear down. It’s a broken place that will never fully satisfy us and will challenge us to our core.

So in the meantime, we must find rest among the inevitable chaos.

His Presence is that place of escape. You need the loving arms of the Father to return to when you’re worn out and broken.
His Presence is more than just a safe place, too. We can go to Him for our wounds to be treated and healed, for discouragement to become encouragement, and for weakness to turn into strength.

His Presence is not a pit of self pity or a false reality, but a place to call home, every second of every day. And the best part is: His Presence is in us and around us. So we don’t have to leave what we are doing to experience Him.

Life will always demand our time and energy. But find that Home in Him, right where He has you… And receive peace, strength, and ability to trust Him. There is healing in His Presence, you just have to seek it.

You’re not going to be perfect and have it all together, by the way, but know that He is working on and through you. Seek His Presence, the refuge from the storm; the safe place.
Father, thank you that You are always with me. You know my most inner secrets and struggles and still you love me. Thank you for being the ultimate safe place. Hear my heart, repair my wounds, and train me up to accomplish what you have for me today. Amen. 
Deuteronomy 33:27… The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the every lasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you saying “Destroy him!”.

Matthew 11:28… Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Proverbs 3:5… Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all of your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.

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