989 MO-42 (Junction of Hwy 54 and Hwy 42) Osage Beach, MO 65065

June 17, 2021

When my kids were small, one of my favorite times was mornings when both of them would wake us up (at a reasonable time of course) and we all started the day with a little tickle time and fun. I was playing the tickle monster on one such morning when my then-2-year-old son finally decided to withdraw from the battle. He snuggled in with his daddy, and finding refuge, called out to his 5-year-old sister, “Sissy, I safe!”

The sweetness of the moment filled my heart, and later, I thought about how we Christians also have the refuge of a loving Father’s arms to hold us and make us feel secure. No matter how relentless the foe we’re facing, we can rest knowing God loves us and He has already won the battle for us.

For people who aren’t Christians, our peace would be impossible to understand, I think, because it’s not based on our situation; it’s not that we expect our Father to give us a life free of problems and pain. It’s based on Him, Who He is and the love He has for His children.

When troubles come, we should face them with trust in our Father and from His loving arms call out to the world, “I am safe!”

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Psalm 59:16

Your Turn: When was a time those around you heard you call, “I am safe!” in how you responded to trouble?

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