Safe in God.
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
Why am I always safe? Becasue God is with me. God is always with me. I may be unaware often of God’s presence, but it doesn’t take away the fact that God is present with me and in me. This is the reality that I live in. To remember is simply call on God’s name and then I recollect it all and even feel the safety and the love of God. The love of God is my safety! In that reality and that thought I can never be “unsafe” or suffer or even experience unhappiness. So why is it that I fear? Because I forget! My spiritual amnesia runs deep about my identity in God. Why do I fear? Why do I suffer? Why do I experience happiness? Because I’ve failed to remember, to recollect to reflect upon the truth that I belong to God. God is my beloved and I am God’s beloved. I am loving God and God is loving me all the in same moment. “I am my beloved’s and he is mine.” Why am I safe? Because I am in God’s embrace. No matter what happens in this world, no matter what the appearances seem to be and no matter how real I may think they are, there is a deeper reality of being in God and God in me – my ultimate safety, happiness, security and joy.
I am in danger nowhere in the world! In God we are secure! Yes, yes, yes!
Prayer: Thank you God that as your child I am safe wherever I may be for you are always with me. When I’m afraid may I simply cry and call out to you and remember that I am safe in you and your love. In your presence how could it be that I could suffer, be endangered or even experience unhappiness? For I belong to you. I am your beloved. I am in the safety of your embrace.