No Place To Hide...Really?

Monday, May 7, 2012

This is going to be one of those weeks.  I know that sounds like a negative start to a blog that is suppose to encourage, but truthfully that is how I am feeling.  It is jammed packed with everything imaginable.  From painting stakes, cleaning, Live @ 5 (local TV show), pricing, placing flowers...well you get the picture.  In short too much stuff in too little time.

This morning as I was doing my Bible study with James McDonald's podcast, his topic has been freedom from fear, which I know all too well (agoraphobia)  He has been in 2Chronicles 20.  What jumped out at me were verses 15-17.

NIV  This is what the Lord says to you"Do not be afraid or discouraged, because of this vast army.  For the battle is not yours but God's.   Tomorrow march down against them.  They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the desert of Jervel.  You will not have to fight this battle.  Take up your position; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you.  Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.  Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.

Now I realize that painting, cleaning etc.  does not seem like a huge enemy, but sometimes small things piled in big lumps in a short time frame can become in our minds a huge battle.

Until this mornings teaching I  thought I was doing pretty good with the stress, but I realized I have been doing it on my own, fretting, hurrying, stressing when all the time I should be turning all this stress over to Him.  God cares about our battles no matter how big or how small.  He wants to be a part of every bit of our lives.  Looking over the next few days  I wanted to run, find a very comfortable spot, cover my head and vegetate.  When all the time my comfort is as close as the mention of His name.

All of us have days like this.  It would be so much more simple if we would let the Lord fight our battles of stress, fear, anger etc.  There is a hiding place where we can run and find comfort from the storms of life, whether large or small.

Have a very good week!

Psalm 17:8  Hide me in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 143:9  Rescue me from my enemies O Lord for I hide myself in you.

Psalm 91:1  He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.



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Women Encouraged founder and director, Linda Huffman believes in doing all she can to help women be all they can be - physically, emotionally and spiritually. WE strives to do that by helping women recognize their strengths, conquer their weaknesses, bring balance in all areas of their lives and promote confidence in who they are, which gives them the courage to reach for those desires in their hearts that seem impossible.

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