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Saturday, March 30, 2013

FIND REFUGE




As vulnerable human beings, we are almost always exposed to not only other vulnerable human beings, the uncontrollable force of nature, life changing events, etc.  No matter how strong we are physically, mentally or emotionally, we are merely humans and we react to these types of elements is various ways.

One of the ways we react and get affected is our health.  We try to live a normal happy life but the stressors that afflict us are oftentimes unwelcome.  We try to let it slide but to no avail.  Another way is to sometimes lash back out at the source of these stressors, but do we really feel better post retaliation?  

When the element is an uncontrollable force of nature, life changing events, etc., we feel frustrated and helpless.  Most people cope with it just by plugging along and suppressing the source.  Others become angry and then become immobile, meaning, instead of acting and doing something to rectify the devastating results, they retract interiorly and freeze.

The people we watch in awe of when they are able to handle bad situations are the ones who brave their circumstances and rise above them like champions.  These people get a boost from something, someone, another source of energy that inspires them to fight and to beat whatever it is that dunks them further into the abyss.  That source of that fight is God.  Call it what you want, God is, and should, be everyone’s refuge in their time of need. 

When you give up and wallow in your sorrow and just let these sources of negativity pounce at you and beat you down, you pretty much succumb to the fact that God is powerless.  On the contrary, God is the strength and the power we all need but the funny part is, all we have to do is ASK, and we shall receive, SEEK and we shall find, KNOCK and it shall be opened to us.  The Bible doesn’t say, “maybe,” it says SHALL, shall means WILL and we were born with our own wills but if our will lines up with God’s, it is already considered DONE!!  Isn’t that awesome? 

Now, in order to get there we have to really accept the fact that it is done.  Done doesn’t mean right here, right now when we ask for it.  Done means when God is ready for you to accept that it is done.  It is done when you are ready, but when it is finally realized, you will know for sure that it was done by Him, and there is no other question in your mind, or anyone’s mind that it was God’s work.  That’s how God works.  He is the most powerful and he sure acts that way.  When you recognize this, you have just unlocked the mystery, the secret access to a life unparallel to mere simplicity.  He is your refuge.  In everything, seek Him, ask Him and He will open doors for you, comfort you, guide you, shelter you and most of all Love you.

Till my next rant… LOVE ONE ANOTHER!  Love you, mean it!

5 comments:

Robyn said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to be going through a life changing event this coming Wednesday and I really needed to read your words..

Anamarie Fox said...

You're very welcome! Thanks for visiting as well! I wish you well with whatever it is and be blessed!

Anonymous said...

Happy Easter. I was glad to read such an inspiring rant today. You bring things to this forum that an aching world needs to hear. Thanks again for your inspiration. God has blessed you with so much talent and to use it for his will is an amazing gift.

anne ahrb said...

Beautiful~

Anamarie Fox said...

Thank you!