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Thirty-one Days Walking Through Darkness Day 8 :: How to Find God

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20121008-123648.jpgWhen the pain comes where are you? When fear envelops and the thought I might not find my way out swallows… How do I find you? Could it be as simple as closing my eye? Breathing in? One slow breath in, drawing in all the sovereignty that You are? The answer is yes.

I am born of the spirit. You live here in me. How could we ever be apart? You have given me a spirit of power, made me a conqueror. Promised to never forsake me. Promised to comfort me when I mourn, to heal my broken heart. How easily I forget.

How easily my eyes turn. Opened to the darkness. Will I ever learn that You are my shelter? My refuge? I simply need to call your Name…

God, are you there?
I’m here.
I am right here.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Psalm 91:1-4

Author: Shelly Richardson

A stay at home mom, married to my best friend, who loves like Jesus. Together we have four beautiful daughters. One biological, one adopted and two by way of marriage. Our 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome when she was 6 years old and our youngest was diagnosed with autism at 3 years old. I have dealt with chronic illness most of my life and at times has been debilitating. It is through this illness and the special needs of our children that drew us closer to God. Beyond Borders is the place where I write out my story of living beyond my borders. A place to share of God’s love and grace, His mercy and sovereignty, and what that looks like in my own little world of chronic illness and autism. A place where courage and faith intersect and He moves me to action. My hope in writing is that you find something that inspires you. Encourages you. Makes you smile.

5 thoughts on “Thirty-one Days Walking Through Darkness Day 8 :: How to Find God

  1. Pingback: Thirty-one Days Walking Through Dark « Beyond Borders

  2. Thank you, this post gave me great comfort!

  3. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

    surely some of the most beautiful words ever written xxxx

  4. “You live here in me. How could we ever be apart?” Yes. Exactly. Beautiful.

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