Sometimes I have fears and worries attack me and pull me down. I feel like a storm is coming over me, or a dark cloud. I feel pushed down with the weight of my cares. Yet God is so present and ever-ready to help and encourage. He never lets me down. He is always beside me as a Friend to me, His Spirit like a Stand-by ready to come to my aid and lift me up at any moment.
And He helped me so much yesterday. When I was feeling the weight of those cares and anxieties, I suddenly got this picture in my mind, and I believe God put it there: the picture was of me, as a little child, asleep, all curled up in a little bed in God's warm and sturdy house. The bed was beside a window, and outside a storm was raging and it was grey and windy and dark. But I was sleeping! I was not afraid or worried at all. I knew I was perfectly safe because I was in God's house, safe at home with Him, and knowing He was right beside my bed watching over me made me just fall into a peaceful sleep! That is the idea I got from this image in my mind..
We are so safe in His hand. Often we may not "feel" it and the enemy attacks with so many lies and worries and fears. Yet God speaks His truth to our hearts, that He is here with us, taking care of us, and has already overcome the enemy! He reminds us of the truths of grace, that because of Christ's finished work and because of His free gift to us of the Son, we are already as forgiven, loved, accepted, given victory, and freed as we'll ever be, complete in Him and completely free and in authority over the evil one in Him!
We are safely home, welcomed by Him, pulled up on His lap, nestled close to His heart! And we can rest, curled up in His arms. We can rest! His presence with us and His wonderful truth push away the dark clouds and makes a protective bubble around us - His perfect peace guards our hearts and minds in Christ! Safe like a child in His arms! What a relief!