It’s #FiveMinuteFriday by http://katemotaung.com and today’s word prompt is Haven.
What is Haven? its a place of shelter and safety.
For me, my haven is in Christ, being able to wake up everyday to the knowledge that i am a child of God and that he holds my world in his hands. Everyday we go through so many things, situations that could break us completely. Without Christ i don’t even know where i would be.
Sometimes as christians we may think no evil is meant to come to us or we would not have any bad things happen, but thats not the case. But thankfully, yes bad things may happen but we know that as children of God, he calms the storm, he never said we won’t have troubles but he takes us up in his arms through the storm. The storms we go through make us stronger and increase our faith in Christ. He may seem like he is asleep through our storms especially times when we are praying and praying for an answer or solution and it seems like he is silent. Just like when the disciples were in the storm, he was asleep.
I see so many depressed people looking to the wrong places for peace, not knowing the real peace is found in Christ. There are so many times, i look at my dreams and aspirations, where i am in comparison to them and feel so incapable but then i remind myself of who i am in Christ
Some bible verses i love to read in times of stress and confusion are:
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken: Psalm 55v22
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11v 28-30