In today’s transient society, we relocate and restart our life so often that our soul often gets lost in the shuffle. We have no place with roots, meaning and heritage to call “Home”.
Our parents often sell the home where we grew up, and they move around too. When we go to visit them, the place does not resonate in our soul, and we often feel lost and disconnected.
Or maybe our parents still live in the same place, but it is filled with negative memories, even horrors that we would rather forget. We rarely visit, because all of the old destructive feelings resurface when we walk through the front door.
A popular saying is, “Home is where the heart is.” Yet, at times, our heart has no home. We ventured out on our own, and although we are happy for the most part, something is missing and we do not feel fulfilled.
In my life, I found only one place that is always stable, regardless of where I live, who I visit, or where they live. My Home is beneath the shelter of God’s wings (Psalm 91:4).
This is the only unchanging place in which we can abide. He covers us with his love, peace, joy and protection all of the days of our life. God is our refuge and strength.
Our Maker has a perfect plan for our life; and with Christ in us, we have His power, strength, and wisdom pervading every decision we make (2 Samuel 22:33; Ephesians 2:14). We walk in the very center of His will (Proverbs 3:5-6).
We snuggle against the warmth of His feathers, and we are safe under the shadow of His wings. When we fall from the nest, He hovers over us like an eagle, spreads His wings and catches us on His pinions as He flies us back to safety (Deuteronomy 32:11; Jeremiah 49:22).
Father God, thank You for keeping us as the apple of your eye and hiding us in the shadow of Your wings (Psalm 17:8). You are gracious to us in all of our failings, and You provide a refuge for our soul – our thoughts, feelings and choices.
We value Your loving kindness in our life and Your wings are our refuge (Psalm 36:7). Your tent is our eternal home both now and in the future, and we find our peace only in Your presence (Psalm 61:4; Psalm 91:4). We sing for joy because of Your constant care for us (Psalm 63:7).
Thought for the Day:
Under God’s wings, we are always at home; and there is no destruction that can utterly destroy us, because of His careful watch over us. – Psalm 57:1