"He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. ... Psalm 91:1********
This latest tragedy, the one in Colorado, reminds me of this:
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God..... They are men of depraved minds...." From 2 Timothy 3
So really, it's not like we were never warned. We were. And there's more to come, I assure you.
And I can also assure you of something else, namely-- the verse at the top of this blog post, well, works. When we dwell in the secret place of God, we live under His shadow and oh, it's peaceful there. Tranquil. There's a refreshing, a healing of hurts and a restoration of calm within that quiet place.
It's a place to run to after and before tragedies occur.
And today I hope that you will-- if you haven't already discovered that secret place-- spend some time finding it. Where it is, what it means, how to get there and how to find what you need once you step into it.
These Last Days will only grow more tragic and more disturbing. But the Secret Place People will make it through with their hearts and minds still whole, still calm, still able to trust a good God who's bigger than any tragedy this life will ever show us.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.