June 12

My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings. Isaiah 32:18

 

We wait for new heavens and a new earth, where righteousness is at home. 2 Peter 3:13

 

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do…There can be no courage unless you’re scared!” unknown

 

Life has its twists and turns, ups and downs, and it could leave one feeling helpless and in need of shelter…a shelter that’s safe and secure. The need for shelter is in our DNA, and we seek shelter form the time we are little. We seek shelter from the rain, from blizzards, from heat, from cold, from fear.

 

But God wants us to live with assurance and confidence, with faith and hope, with love and caring. So where can we feel safe and secure? Where can we seek shelter? It just sounds too easy to look to God for shelter, but it really is that easy. God is our hiding place…our safe place…our resting place! God is our shelter of courage, because He is the source of our courage.

 

God of all righteousness, thank you for a word of peace so strong that it becomes a shelter where I can confidently greet your tomorrow. Strengthened with the power of that dwelling place, help me to step out and welcome others in, with your hospitality. Amen.

 

Peace,

Susan Hanson