When life takes us to the wire, we long for somewhere safe to hide, a refuge from its wounding, a haven to rest and recover in. If we refuse to let our circumstances make us cower and lift our gaze higher, we may remember a crown of thorns piercing like barbed wire into our Saviour’s brow, nails tearing at flesh, holding Him captive to the cross.

And we remember this… Jesus endured the unimaginable so that we wouldn’t have to. Death loses its sting for those who belong to Him.

Whatever we may have to endure here, it pales into insignificance against all that He so willingly suffered for our sake.

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There is peace and abiding comfort in God’s embrace. There is an ever flowing fountain of grace. Dark clouds may encircle us now but God’s Light always finds a way to break through, penetrate and reach us.

No matter what life may throw at us, Jesus is our Hiding Place, our soul solace and sanctuary when life hits hard.

God accompanies us during everything we encounter. He is our Friend, Guide and Shepherd, offering help and strength when we feel weak.

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Despite how dark our days may seem, there is Hope beyond measure in God, as this poem (previously published on Poetry Joy) suggests…

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Prayer Whisper: ‘Hide yourself in Me’

“Hide yourself in Me. Don’t be afraid of obscurity. Sit with the seers and prophets, move with the mystics, meet with Me in monastic solitude and silence.

Those who live close to ground are open to the sound of Holy Spirit sighs, aware of the tread of My footsteps in this world, attuned to the beat of My heart, the pulse of My Love throbbing strong.

Ready yourself to receive. Be receptive to My voice while you tune out the world’s noise. Come closer. There is no fear here, only perfect, unconditional love everlasting.

Seek to abide in alcoves of awareness during outward busyness. Meet with Me in the mundane moments where the miraculous is found. Watch as I breathe out beauty all around.

Centre  your heart in prayer. Let it be a continual conversation, offering and petition wrapped with gratitude.

Words are not always necessary. We can commune spirit to Spirit, soul to soul.

Open yourself to receiving rivers of grace. I long to pour them into every wounded and broken place. Healing is here. My flame of love roars steady.

Try not to resist or stem the flow. Do not quench the fire within. Let it burn for Me.

I come to you in calm and in thunder. I ride on the wings of the morning. I journey with you in the daily. I ride stars in darkness. I am your Night Watchman, Cover and Hiding Place.

I grant My beloved rest and sleep. Seek your peace and security in Me because I am your safe shelter, now and always. Lean into My gifts of grace.”

I’m often tempted to seek my security in temporal things and yearn for affirmation from others, before I finally go to God. Yet whenever we do seek Him, we receive the great comfort of His unconditional love and abundant grace poured out freely for us, and we become enabled to give the same to others.

How has God’s light infiltrated your dark days? I’d love you to share in the comments below.