Sanctuary

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Today’s daily prompt: A sanctuary is a place you can escape to, to catch your breath and remember who you are. Write about the place you go to when everything is a bit too much.

I have an electric fireplace in my bedroom. I lay in bed at night and watch the “flames” flicker and it is so peaceful and warm.

There is a bathtub downstairs that soothes my aching muscles and cleanses my skin.

I try to go for a walk most days, through the local cemetery. While the locale may seem, odd, placed on a hill it is quite scenic. I can see my church and even my home.

There is spot on my husband’s chest, above his heart, that was made for my cheek. There I can find comfort, love and safety.

All of these places are special blessings to me.

But, in this crazy, chaotic and sin-fallen world my sanctuary is not a “where” so much as a “whom”.

All of the above mentioned are temporary and available only when circumstances allow.

My sanctuary, my oasis from my fears, doubt and troubles, lies only within the Lord. It is only when I lean upon Him that I am able to escape this world and its troubles; to catch my breath and remember who I am. When the world seems “too much”, I am reminded He has overcome the world.

33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[a] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16

I can approach my sanctuary when I am doing the dishes, cooking, cleaning, refereeing my children’s squabbles or standing in line at the store, for He is always available and His peace surpasses all understanding.

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46

This post was written in response of the WordPress daily prompt: <a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/oasis/”>Oasis</a&gt;

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