a safe place to hide

Posted: June 11th, 2013 | Filed under: life | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

This is for the one who feels like God is against you.

Your inner thoughts are eating you. Watch me recite them.

With God against you, who can be for you? The hopelessness of life unecessary. No self-esteem mantra can reroute the negativity. No wins of the past can outshine the current crippling state. Every bad thing that sprouts up and eats the good is God using evil to devour evil. The anxious heart, the guilty sweat, the poisoned blood, – you walk with steps condemned. Everything you do is wrong. Everything you say is used against you. You avoid starting because you’ll ruin it before it’s finished. You’re weak with hopelessness. You’re old with tears.

This is for the one who feels like God is against you.

His inner thoughts can save you. Watch me recite them.

“God is a safe place to hide…” -Psalm 46:1 MSG

This is my index finger beckon. Come here. Come hear.

“Jacob-wrestling God fight for us, God-of-Angel armies protects us.” -Psalm 46:3 MSG

When you talk about God, does He sound like this?

“River fountains splash joy, cooling God’s city, this sacred haunt of the Most High. God lives here, the streets are safe, God at your service from the crack of dawn.” –Psalm 46:4-5 MSG

This is my index finger pointing. Look at this.

“Godless nations rant and rave, kings and kingdoms threaten, but Earth does anything he says.” -Psalm 46:6 MSG

I’m getting ready to run into the morning sun. I can’t recite His inner thoughts and sit still like this.

“Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.”-Psalm 46:7 MSG

Can you see Him? It’s Spring. Things are blooming. He makes it easy for you that way.

“Attention, all! See the marvels of God! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth…” -Psalm 46:8 MSG

Are weapons raised against you?

“[He] breaks all the weapons across his knee.” -Psalm 46:9 MSG

Are you running from the santuary to find Sanctuary? (It’s okay.)

“Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.”-Psalm 46:10 MSG

I have to go now. But, I’ll recite the rest before I leave. You have to know He’s fighting for you. He’s fighting for you so that you can play for Him.

“Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.” -Psalm 46:11 MSG

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6 Comments on “a safe place to hide”

  1. 1 Anessa said at 10:50 am on June 11th, 2013:

    Just LOVE it!!

  2. 2 Luci Parsons said at 11:11 am on June 11th, 2013:

    Serena, thanks for sharing. May God continue use you the way God's want you to be. Be Bless, Blessed others. <3 you. 🙂

  3. 3 serenawoods said at 11:24 am on June 11th, 2013:

    Good! 🙂

  4. 4 serenawoods said at 11:25 am on June 11th, 2013:

    Thanks, Luci. 🙂

  5. 5 Dawn R. Justice Phenix said at 9:23 am on June 13th, 2013:

    the first sentence got my attention…

  6. 6 Stacy said at 11:41 am on June 21st, 2013:

    Wow – this post describes just how I've felt throughout my life – that God was against me, that I was somehow cursed. Thanks for describing my feelings exactly.


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