So Many Voices ~ So Many Lies


So many voices and so much chaos in that head of yours and they’ve wrapped their icy fingers around your heart and now it’s fear that nips at your heels and tugs at your heart strings and makes you feel just quite uneasy about it all. Yeah, it’s pretty loud and it’s pretty confusing and what’s right and what isn’t? The media paints a pretty bleak picture of government events with the upcoming election and takes us on a long, winding road of deceit and lies and if we can find a shred of truth anywhere these days it’s still up for grabs as to whether or not it’s for real. So whatever it is in our life that’s so perplexing, what do we do? To hide our heads in the sand and pretend troubles are non-existent, isn’t the answer because they surely are a part of our world so we can’t be so passive and naive as to live in denial. So what’s the answer for our complexities? The Psalmist offers counsel to those in need of protection and safety. To those in need of hope and shelter from the storm, when he pens, Psalm 91:1 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”

and then ~ Beautiful Soul ~
Psalm 17:8
“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,…”

Psalm 36:7
“How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.”

Psalm 31:20
‘In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.”

Psalm 27:5
“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.”
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Psalm 61:3-4
“For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah

Psalm 121:5
“The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.”

Yeah, beautiful soul, the place to be these days and in the hour of trial, struggle, storm, hardship and confusion is smack dab in the awesome presence of the Sovereign God as the apple of His eye. Hiding under the protection of His wing away from the strife of tongues and the plots of men! He is our keeper and our stronghold. Let’s take refuge where the only true refuge can be found. In His tent of shelter from the day of trouble and in the shadow of the Almighty.


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The Inn

Advent
Advent

Come with me for a moment to The inn. You’ve travelled a long road and a difficult one. Your heart is heavy and your soul laden with care. Mary’s journey was difficult too as she carried the heavy load of a babe, the Saviour of the world, about to be delivered. Can you imagine the ridicule she must have taken from those who knew her? The rejection that she must have faced in the event of God’s calling on her life. Oh yeah, her journey was difficult and the road to Bethlehem was painful, but that was just the way it had to go down.


See the inn? See how busy it is? See the baggage left in heaps by so many travellers, so weary, so worn, so anxious to get lodging for their weary bodies and aching feet? Mary needed it too and imagine Joseph, caring so deeply for her but being told, “Sorry, there’s not a room left here. All I can do is show you a stable.” A pieced together shack laden with straw for the animals? Yeah, but it was shelter for the night and a place to lay a couple of weary heads, and hearts and minds, so it was all good. Have you been there at all? To a place that doesn’t offer much protection or stability? A place where everyone else has the spotlight but you? Where everyone has the shelter but you? And then ~ there’s your baggage! It’s heavy too isn’t it? But there’s hardly a place to put it down for the night except on a mud floor in the midst of straw? But really, beautiful soul, just lay it down, even there. Give it up! Let it go! Forget it ~ the journey is over now! It’s time to find rest for a few hours. Mary and Joseph put their baggage down and rested on that floor of mud and the Savior of the world, their Savior began there! It’s there they met Him face to face. It’s there God became flesh in that obscure, desolate place and you got to know, He’s still there today ~ in all the places of insecurity, nothingness, emptiness, loneliness, ridicule and rejection. If that’s where you find yourself on this day in real-life and real-time, He’s there with you! He’s been there, done that, and knows your hurt. He came to light the darkness, heal the pain, forgive the sin, save the sinner and bless the soul and take the baggage. He desires to give you all that you need, right here at the inn of rejection and perhaps bitterness, or maybe even anger and pain today. Take your place in the stable with Him and let Him show you the way out to victory in this glorious celebration of Advent! Aren’t we thankful for a Savior who left the glories of heaven to be born in such a lowly place, in order to reach out to all the lowly people and places in a world of need?
Oh yeah, you gotta know we are!


1 John 4: 14
“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.”

Matthew 1:21
“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins

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Messed Up World

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So some days are just messy aren’t they? The whole worlds in a mess and so is yours! You do your best and it’s not good enough. The things you really try to make a difference in just don’t go well at all and instead of having any kind of positive impact for improvement, it’s perceived by most as going the wrong way on a one way street leaving you labelled with no sense at all. What’s up with that, other than you’re the one always in the minority, even when standing for the good? You stand for the right and end up going left and it’s all so disheartening when your only hope caves in on your already depleted emotions, leaving you feeling as dusty as the lonely road you’ve just travelled. Where to from here?

Well, I love David’s words in Psalm 31:19, “How great is your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in You. In the shelter of your presence you hide them from the intrigues of men; and in your dwelling you keep them safe from the strife of tongues.”

So ~ beautiful soul, take heart and find healing and reprieve in God’s refuge! Yes, even in your messed up world, He has good things in store and provides safety from the weary strife of the day, and the perilous arrows that fly at you from all directions. Yes, God has you and your “Not Good Enough” and your “Just Bad” moments when your right is left and it’s just all wrong. When no one else even cares or tries to understand or get it!

Come apart from the evil of the world and your own messy world and enter into a sweet, peace place ~ a special place designed by God for those who fear Him and stand for the right! There’s no place quite like it for finding a calm assurance that it’s all ok because He’s got it and that your ok because He’s got you and in the place of refuge He tucks hope just for His own! And those are comforting thoughts in a fragile world that seems to be torn apart with evil. Rest beautiful soul in that divine refuge and find the good things from God’s hand.

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Safe Place

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So things are caving in on you and whirl about your head, your heart and your beautiful soul like bad weather threats on a rainy day! You seek a safe place but where? No place is even remotely safe because it’s not bad weather at all ~ it’s life with all of its issues with finances, health, relationships, unforgiving spirits, difficult work situations, and people, oh if they would just get it and leave you alone. No place is safe because the threat of it all enters with you ~ into any corner and just stays as an unwelcomed guest, relentlessly hounding and hogging your “Peace” space. Peace? What’s that? Your mind and heart are chaotic, confused and way off base for any semblance of order to surface. When it’s all way bigger than you are you know God has it, so let Him hide you under the protection of His wings and in the shelter of His divine Rock ~ you’ll find peace there! You know you will ~ if you go there with Him and rest your weariness. Let Him grace you with all the good things that He has for you and listen to His words of comfort and promise ~ and just trust Him today!

Psalm 91: 1
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”…

Psalm 32:7
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Isaiah 32:2
“Each one will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.”

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