Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Safe Landing















"God's name is a place of protection-good people can run there and be safe." Proverbs 18:10 The Message

"For Thou has been a defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; For the breath of the ruthless is like a rainstorm against a wall." Isaiah 25:4 NAS

Are you feeling a bit tossed about? Are you drifting?

Know GOD has a safe place for you to land. Like this piece of driftwood, sitting at the top of a sand dune, HE has a perfect place with an awesome view for you. Not only does HE have a landing place, HE will give you a birds eye view of eternity from HIS heart to yours.

Enjoying the view,

Andrea

52 comments:

Finally Free said...

So thankful He is my strong tower to run to and be safe. I really need this today as I walk through this crazy, unpredictable world.

Blessings,
Tammy

Seeking Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Great analogy. Lately I have felt like that piece of driftwood. I am waiting for the Lord . . . to place me on the shore.
Bren

Beth E. said...

Oh Andrea, I needed to hear this word today! Feeling God's whisper, "Peace, be still."

Blessings,
Beth

Goose Hill Farm said...

Thank you, Andrea~

I really needed this. Oh, to spend eternity with Him.......BEAUTIFUL!

Blessings~
Laura

Kristie said...

Your analogies are so beautiful! I love how you see God in everything. Truly inspiring! :-)

Lori Mazzola said...

Amen!
Thank God for Jesus!
May God bless you all! :)

Nancy said...

That was such a beautiful picture and message today. A song kept coming to me as I read, about a shelter and a high tower, but that may have been another scripture. Anyway, it was nicely written.

Divine Mrs D said...

Thank you :) I love it!

Renee' said...

Morning Andrea :)

Sassy Granny ... said...

We mortals can't hear this often enough! His plans & purposes for His own are beyond belief.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Diana said...

That's what I rely on everyday!
Love Di ♥

sarah said...

He definitely is a safe place to fall....beautiful Andrea...gentle post and the music just enhances these words....Pretty Amazing Grace....Thank God for pretty amazing grace....

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

Such a great promise. Needed to hear and cherish this in my heart. Thanks for sharing Andrea! Blessings.

Rita said...

Oh wow, the picture brings back many wonderful memories for me. We used to go to the beach often when we were younger. He is our rock when we are feeling tossed about as the driftwood was tossed upon the shore!

RCUBEs said...

I love that picture. It took me back to those wonderful times my family and I shared when we went camping by the ocean. And you're right, the view was amazing if you're standing on top of those dunes. God bless sister. Thank you for this.

Karen said...

Amen...that brief glimpse of eternity always does me in.....

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a truly wonderful post. Thank you for sharing this with us today
Love
Maggie

Just Breathe said...

I am feeling tossed about lately.
I must draw closer to God.

Terri Tiffany said...

I am being tossed all over the place and want off!! But I know deep down there is a reason. Tell me please God!

karen hopkins said...

Sweet lady, your post today is something I will be meditating on tonight in my resting.. I love this analogy - and the fact that even in the drifting times of my faith, I am assured, that His place is right beside me all along the way.. Blessings sister, you are loved!

destrella said...

I need that safe place. He will get me there. Thank you :O)

Girly Muse said...

Love this...
Reminds me of a song I love by Staci Frenes with the lines, "We all need a safe place to land cause we're fragile after all."

Denise said...

Amen.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Beautiful. Thank you, Andrea.

Mari said...

That verse from Proverbs has always held great meaning and the verse from Isaiah adds to it. Thanks for sharing this today.

Denise said...

Blessings to you my friend...

Gotta Have Faith said...

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Saleslady371 said...

You've been eavesdropping on my phone conversations again...my daughter and I talk about this and encourage each other in our pain.

You write beautifully,
Mary

KathyB. said...

The craziness and chaos of this world seem to increase, so it is good to know God has a safe and quiet place in Him for us.

Tammy said...

What a great thought to hide in our hearts!
Wasted a lot of years avoiding the safety of God.

love and hugs~Tammy

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

I get such comfort on what you are led to share with us, that I often come back and re-read. Thanks Andrea. Blessings.

Aine Willis said...

This was beautiful Andrea ... had me in tears. I need that safe place to land today. God bless you ... Aine :)

Debbie said...

Just wanted to pop over and say good morning Andrea. This was a great post. I especially love.... "God will give you a birds eye view of eternity from HIS heart to yours." What a wonderful thought. Have an awesome day. Hugs, Debbie

Joyce said...

Always such lovely encouraging thoughts here Andrea...thanks for that!

Gods Little People said...

Hi Andrea, both picture and post reminds me of "Footprints in the sand", which is one of favorite little pieces of writing.

And thanks to you too for stopping by Gods Little People and your kind comments.
Hugs,
Joan

Chester said...

A beautiful picture and great way to describe a life not being guided by His hand. Drifting, I can relate.

I am well-but so very busy at work and at home so my blog visits are slim these days. But I am trying to catch up. Thank you for asking about me on Chester's blog.

Have a lovely Spring!
Chester's Mom ;0-)

Janean said...

even when we're not in a storm, it's good to know He's there when (not if) the time comes...and that we don't have to be tossed headlong! Praise God!!!

Beth in NC said...

Great scripture Andrea! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Love,
Beth

blueviolet said...

What a comfort it is to know that!

Debra@Common Ground said...

I really love this, it's so true, God has protection and safety for us!
hugs,
Debra

VKT said...

Dear Andrea,

Will you put me on your prayer list? I am having a hard time with a co-worker. She is a Christian but is very harsh and abrupt. I have asked God to change my heart toward her.

Blessings sweet lady!

Tracy said...

I'm so grateful that He's my refuge. So grateful that He can provide a perspective that looks beyond what's right in front of me.

Andrea said...

Andrea I am in Virginia Beach so we are close! :o)
My birthday isn't actually until August 30, but I thought maybe I would put it out there...lol could be a GREAT day! You probably had to pass me to get to Hatteras :o)

Barbara said...

I think we all feel like a piece of drift wood as some time or other....God does know where we are and He knows His plan for us. (Love the beach pix)

the girl in the green scarf said...

Thank you very much for your comment, it means a lot!.
Have a blessed week.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

This truth is what gets me up each morning! Thanks for visiting my blog so I could find yours.

Living Water said...

Heart warming truth, touching deep within, assuring us of God's loving care to keep us safe in a refuge from the storm. Thank you for sharing this. God bless.

David C Brown said...

And he brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock; he hath established my goings. Psalm 40: 2.

Thank you for the encouraging footprints that you leave on my blog!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Great post, Andrea! Love this message and needed it many times!
Have a great weekend!!
Hugs,
Coreen

Regina said...

Wonderful post dear Andrea.

Relyn said...

Enjoying the view. I love that.

Karen said...

That was very encouraging and beautifully said. Thank you very much.