Sunday, June 13, 2010

Spiritual Sunday "Hiding Place"

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Earlier last week....I didn't have the courage to face the world. I couldn't see anyone and even talking was difficult. All I wanted was to retreat...hide...be alone. I didn't feel strong or even worth very much. 
I started wondering why did He allowed all the pain...and the awful lonliness...and I kept having memories of fighting so hard to survive....alone....in the darkness...with little hope.....Why? 

I finally went running  in the woods...and there in the  sanctuary of nature I heard his whisper....I felt the gentle touch of His presence....a reminder of His love.....a reminder that I am never alone....a reminder that He is my hiding place...and that when I am weak.....in Him...I am always strong.

26 comments:

Whidbey Woman said...

Sarah, I can so relate to this post! God bless you.

Mildred said...

Your post and this great song really touched my heart this morning. I am looking out the window at the flowers, trees and sunshine and thanking God for being my Hiding Place.

Apron Senorita said...

Beautiful post!

Joan said...

This touches my heart, Sarah. It is often in the sanctuary of nature (God's creation) that I feel closest to Him.

Blessings,
Joan

☺lani☺ said...

I'm so touched with your entry, He's always with us specially when we need Him most! Cheer up! Have a Blessed Sunday!

Judith Schultz said...

what a beautiful but haunting song - love, thoughts and prayers come your way, Judith

Mike Golch said...

Sarah,I know the feeling.I am amazed at the amount of garbage being dumped on everyone by others around them.Great posting,Thank you for sharing it.

Karen said...

I love the Lord's gentle reminders...sort of like butterfly kisses on our soul...

Love that song, too....

Sandy said...

Sarah, thank you so much for sharing this with us, and for your comments to me. I will be praying for you this week!

Just Be Real said...

I have always loved this song. So many different variations. My favorite from Maranatha Singers. I love how the video was taken. So crisp and clear and so much of God's nature. Thank you Sarah for sharing. Blessings dear.

Wanda's Wings said...

I so thankful that God holds us up when we are too weak to stand. May He continue to hold you and may you know His love.

Lisa said...

Oh Sarah!
I was having one of those weeks too. But thank God for His mercy and grace. Thanks Sarah for an encouraging post!

Finally Free said...

I am reminded everyday of how weak I am and how strong He is. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Tammy

RCUBEs said...

I love this song sister! But most of all, the reality of that comfort we can find in Him when we are hurting. Glory be to God! Have a blessed week ahead. May you be strong in the Lord's mighty power!

Daughter of the KING said...

Sarah, aren't you glad that we no longer have to live by our feelings? "He whom the Son sets free is free indeed!" John 8:36 We no longer listen to the lies of Satan but place all our trust in the "TRUTH"...

Blessing to you,
Linda J

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

All though I have not been through the type of hardship that you have had, I went through it with my daughter. I have days when I feel this way as well. I pray everyday that the Lord keeps her and myself strong.
God Bless,
Ginger

Jeanne said...

This is a humbling thought. Gods strength is what eventually makes us stronger.
Blessings to you today, Jeanne

Kathy M. said...

What a touching post, Sarah. Thanks for sharing. Take good care.

Charlotte said...

What a beautiful post. I love the little picture. It illustrates the hiding place so well. And the video is truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Denise said...

I love this song, post, and you precious one.

Lady_Amanda said...

Yes, Sarah He is our hiding place. Thanks for reminding me of that. I often times forget. I feel like running too. However, with my illness sometimes my hiding place is thinking of my own demise! I never go through with it so the mental health unit of the hospital becomes my hiding place. However, I can never stay isolated there. My Christian friends always come to my rescue and tell me of God's love for me. Man, I think of the last time on the unit, I had more visitor than anybody combined! It's been a long time since I felt that way. Although, there are times when when I have great saddness and I NEED to remember that God is my hidding place. You have helped me to place that in the back of my mind for later use.

Blessings and hugs,
Amanda

Renee said...

What a touching post, Sarah. Isn't it a blessing to know we can go to Him and be cared for...that He is our hiding place. Sending gentle hugs your way today...God bless.

A Busy Single Mom said...

Sarah,

I also enjoy the "sanctuary of nature" and feel close to the Lord there as well. I always appreciate your honesty and transparency. Remember you are a mighty overcomer and who knows how many you are ministering to with your words!

Crown of Beauty said...

Sarah, I know I've visited your blog a few times in the past, and have read a bit, but I don't know your full story.

This post was so beautiful and so honest. I love it when posts speak from the heart...the honesty and transparency help me to connect. God is near to the brokenhearted, and His compassion is new every morning!

Loved this song by Selah. It is actually one of my favorites - the passage from Psalm 32 :7 is a verse God spoke to me at the time my husband passed away 18 months ago.

Thank you for visiting my blog place, Sarah. It was a delight to hear from you.

Love
Lidj

Dianne said...

Dear, dear Sarah, you are loved!

Charlotte said...

I see you have Corrie Ten Boom's book on your shelf. Some of her words are etched in my mind, "There is no pit so deep, that God is not deeper still," and "The safest place to be is in the center of His will." She spoke those words from a place of extreme suffering, darkness, and evil. Yet she believed them with all her heart. It was in that place that God became her refuge and strength...a very present help in trouble. Through her story so many have been touched and given hope. What the enemy meant for evil, God used for good. I believe that is how God uses all things for good in the lives of His children. Even (and especially) those things the enemy meant to destroy us. God can and will grow something beautiful out of the ashes of our lives when we give those ashes to Him. You are one of those people who give others hope by your testimony. God will use you to touch the lives of others for Him. Remember who you are...you are His daughter, and you are greatly loved.
Charlotte/For Such A Time As This