I don’t need you to save me. I’ve gotten pretty good at saving myself. But some days I am tired and weary and just plain empty, and if you could hold me close on those days and tell me you love me, and you wish you could fight my battles for me, that will be enough. Just knowing you’re there beside me will always be enough.
What is Home? Is it a description of a place, or a feeling in our hearts? I can’t help but personally think that it is more of a feeling than a place. Yes, our real life home lies in a place somewhere across the universe, but, when you REALLY think of home, what do you see? What do you feel? I pull in to my grandparents 3 times a year with my family. The sense of security overpowers me, the relief of seeing my beloved grandparents again warms every inch of my heart. I feel lifted, whole and happy. If home were a place, I’d go there every day. Love brings me peace, and I am truly Home when I am surrounded by it. I suppose you could also say, that home is a particular person as well, meaning: you are at home whenever you are with them. Your home lies in their heart. You are one. I’d like to find that kind of home one day too. Love and home have two strong meanings. Two beautiful feelings and two incredible places to be in. I can’t help but agree with the sweet saying of “Home is where the heart is” because that is completely true. Where you find your heart, is where you’ll find your home. My prayer is for everyone to find their home someday, because everyone deserves love and everyone needs a home to feel those feelings I described before. I’d say that if someone is unsure about their home, they should look a bit closer at those around them. Home could be staring them in the face. :)
I’ve been thinking about this subject quite a bit lately, but first let me start with this; I refuse to place myself on some sort of pedestal where I say how brave I am, because I’m not, I’m human! So that being said, I am afraid. I am afraid of a lot. I am afraid of being raped while in the shower, I am afraid of being alone, I AM afraid of the dark, I am afraid of needles, I am afraid of confrontation, I am afraid of having bad dreams, The list goes on and ON. Most importantly I am afraid of God and his judgement. I’m not the least bit ashamed that God is not the ONLY fear I have, because of my TRUST in God. Think about it this way.. If God were my only fear, then I would never have any reason to TRUST him. Seriously, think about it! When you are in any situation that you need to say “God I trust you!” usually, the events leading up to that have made you afraid that something will or will not happen, therefore you are FEARING a situation, thus placing your TRUST in God! Now, I’m not saying it’s okay for me or anyone else to be afraid of so many things, because I know that’s not right. I believe that we as humans are fearfully and wonderfully made, just as the bible tells us. Take note that FEAR is in that description. So, I believe that fear is a natural part of us being human. I fear God his judgement, and HIS wrath. I do NOT fear Satan and his wrath. Satan has ways of using my weakness against me, whereas God, he uses my weakness to strengthen me. God doesn’t want us to be afraid, he wants us to TRUST him. But again, it is part of our human nature and you shouldn’t be so confident in yourself that you have no reason to be confident in God. Ephesians 6:10-17 speaks about wearing the armor of God. I know that as long as I put on the armor of God every day I do not need to be afraid, because I have everything I need to stand against evil. God is ALWAYS with us! And I trust that he won’t let anything happen to me that I am not able to withstand. And if something IS out of my control, I trust that God IS taking care of it. I encourage you to do the SAME thing, NOT to embrace your fears, but overcome them with the power of prayer, and TRUST in God that he can and WILL make all things well. I recommend reading Ephesians 6, I also recommend listening to NEEDTOBREATHE’s “Able” :) Thanks for reading, and God bless you. HEBREWS 11:1!!