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The Safest Place To Be!

Shortly after I was married our home was broken into. This had happened to me a few years earlier in another city. According to the police, because we are such creatures of habit, the person had watched us for a few days and knew when we would be gone. They had kicked in the front door and had stolen televisions, crystal and jewelry.


The officer, trying to console me, told me the best deterrent is a dog. At that point in our life a pet was not an option. The officer told me that an alarm system will not stop someone. Mike was in school during the day and worked til late at night. During the week I was home alone and came and went alone.


I felt I would never be able to sleep again. The next day I went to work with a migraine because I was too scared to stay home alone. If someone knocked on the door I would be too scared to answer the door and if I didn't answer the door they might kick it in and come on in.


By the second night I was exhausted. I heard every creak in the house. I was imagining everything! I was tired of being scared! Finally, I realized that there was no guarantee that someone would not break in. There was no lock or alarm that would keep a burglar out. Thankfully, I thought of the best protection! God!


Starting that night I asked God to watch over my house while I slept. I trusted He would protect me! From that night forward I slept. Warren Wiersbe said, "The safest place in all the world is in the will of God, and the safest protection in all the world is the name of God."

If you are afraid, remember you are never alone. God is a shelter. We have to trust His protection. Psalms 91: 1, "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." Psalm 4: 8, "In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."



"I run to you, Lord, for protection." Psalm 71: 1



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