Monday, January 28, 2008

Encouragement for Today

It is easy in our world to become discouraged in our work at home. There are so many things we are told we could or should be doing and yet we remain here, where God has called us to be, keeping our homes, loving our husbands and children, serving the Lord on the home front.

This problem seems to grow, especially this time of year, when housewives are prone to get "cabin fever". All you can think of are the days when you could walk out of your house without having to call some one to dig you out first. And you start to feel like the walls are closing in around you.

But I have a confession to make; I love the snow. And since this is the first year since I was 17 that I don't have to drive in the snow to get to work or school, it is even more beautiful to me. I love days where all you do is snuggle down with a cup of hot tea or chocolate, a blanket and a good book. Today in fact is one of those days.

And as I was snuggled in safe and sound, I started thinking about Psalm91:1-2. These verses say:

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.

And as I was thinking about them, I realized that that is why I like snow so much. I feel like I'm in a "secret place...under the shadow of the Almighty." I am protected, loved, surrounded by the security and peace, knowing that God has me right next to Him and He is watching out for me.

So next time you are feeling overwhelmed by the walls closing in around you, whether they be made of snow or wood or anything else, think of God's love and how He will let nothing choke you or hurt you or come between Him and you. He is our security and He wants to protect those He loves. Rest in Him and He will give you peace and rest.

1 comment:

~ Lindy ~ said...

Lovely photos and thoughts. I like your blog. Feel free to visit mine as well. It is thrilling to know we are loved by God!


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