As I write, I am a place that for many it is a sanctuary; for others a source of anxiety. My husband and I are in the mountains of North Carolina going to freshman orientation with our oldest son. As I heard many parents ask questions yesterday, I could hear the fear in their voices. What if my child makes bad decisions? What if they head down a wrong path?
It is times like these, when things truly are beyond our control, that God longs to become the sanctuary that we truly need. For me, that means pulling myself away to a quiet place where I can refocus swirling emotions back to the solid ground of the truth of His word.
In this case, the truth is that the word of God that has been poured into my son will not return void. The truth is that this young man has been raised up in the way that he should go and I have to trust the Lord that in the end he will not depart from it. I have to trust that the good work that Jesus has started in my son’s heart will be completed by his savior.
God’s Word when I read it out loud or hear it set to music, quiets my heart and puts my focus and perspective back on the Lord of it all and the one who quiets the chaos.
How do you position yourself in the Lord’s sanctuary even when things are not perfect around you? We would love to hear from you!