Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Feeling Safe

You will keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on You
because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3

The Hebrew word for trust in this verse (batach) means to attach myself, to feel safe, confident and secure.

As a small child, I had to make frequent visits to the eye doctor in downtown Atlanta. Once Daddy had to take me to work with him for a few minutes before my appointment. He was a mechanic on the city buses in those days.

I was amazed at the constant flow of buses rushing in and out of the lot, and deep pits in the garage floor where mechanics stood to work underneath the buses. But Daddy carried me around on his side, and I held on tight, so there was no chance for me to get run over or to step off into a pit.

I need to keep my mind on Father God these days, when there are many natural disasters and man-made catastrophes. I can't overcome in my own strength, or see every pitfall that lies ahead, but my security is in obeying what the Lord asks me to do, and in clinging to Him. As Corrie ten Boom prayed in a Nazi prison camp, "Hide me in the center of Your will!"

16 comments :

Dianna said...

The center of His will is definitely the best place to hide. I think all of us can relate, Karen, to the need to focus on our Father. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Sandra said...

a beautiful memory and perfect fit for the meaning of this scripture

Red Rose Alley said...

It's nice that you felt safe and protected in your daddy's arms when he took you to work with him that day. Lovely story, Karen. : )

~Sheri

Mildred said...

A beautiful message in today's post. Thank you. xoxo

Connie said...

This is a great story and lesson, Karen.

Sandi said...

A good reminder!

ღ Haal adem! said...

Thank you so much. Love to read this. God bless you.

NanaDiana said...

How wonderful to compare the safety you felt with your Earthly father to that of your Heavenly Father. Great post, Karen. xo Diana

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh YES! He Hides in the cleft of the rock...and protects us from things we can't even see! So thankful for our loving, protecting, powerful Savior God!!!

Ken said...

I love that verse in Isaiah and no better place to be than in the center of Gods will. Blessings

No Doubt said...

Hi Karen. Thanks for coming to my blog and your kind comments. As for your post, isn't it amazing how God create a hedge of protection around his children? Thanks for your faithful posts.

Brenda said...

I agree with what you have written here Karen, and it is only the comfort of the Word of God that has kept me in peace in many trials.
God bless you for sharing.

Susie said...

Karen, I love the story of how your father made sure you were safe when you were with him. That is how it when we are with the heavenly Father. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

Rose said...

We all need to do this...and I loved Corrie ten Boom books.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Karen! Wonderful memory of your father keeping your safe.
Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

L. D. said...

Attach my self to God is a very good thought.

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