Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Safe in Your Arms

Tuesday turned out to be an emotional day for me. I'm not sure why.  Mark says it must be post-traumatic stress. Lots of emotions have been tucked away as our attention has been focused on fighting this battle. Now, with this part of the journey winding down and the end in sight, it is safe to let some of the emotions come to the surface. That may be true,  I don't know, but for whatever reason, Tuesday was an emotional day, spilling over into my dreams.

All night I had dreams that I was being chased. Something unseen and deadly was coming after me. I was in fear for my life. Adrenaline would shoot through my system and I would wake up, heart pounding, only to find myself safe in my bed. They were only dreams. The truth is that no one was chasing me, I was safe.

I woke up this morning with God whispering in my heart, "The same is true in your life, Laura. No matter how you feel, keep your eyes on My truth. Take your thoughts captive to Christ. You are safe in My arms."

Plumb's song "In My Arms" began to play in my head:

Clouds will rage
And storms will race in
But you will be safe in my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash all around
But you will be safe in my arms

I think maybe this is one of my favorite aspects of God's character. He is big enough, strong enough, caring enough to keep me safe.

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.” Psalm 59:16

"During danger he will keep me safe in his shelter. He will hide me in his Holy Tent, or he will keep me safe on a high mountain." Psalm 27:5


  1. In the shelter of His wings...Ps. 91:1

    I remember thinking years ago, Death can't reach past or through those wings to get to me because!

    It is a very good place to be.

  2. Laura,
    What I have loved most about your blog from the very beginning is you transparency. You have not tried to sugar coat your situation or feelings. I love that you have shared vulnerably, while pointing each and every one of your readers back to Jesus. It is an honor to be part of the team of warriors praying on your behalf! Thank you for your sweet encouragement!

  3. Marks funny, Post traumatic stress ....but actually, I imagine he is rather are nearing the end of the chemo treatments...your beginning to see your almost done and probably feeling so relieved and yet so obviously emotional over it...its almost done and you can begin to live your life again and get back to normalcy.... its like being forced to hold your breath under water for so long and then when you finally come up and gasp for air...your out of the water, you can find land... its so close... yet you can't believe you almost drowned... its very emotional...but you are safe.

  4. Erica said exactly what was on my heart. Thank you! Sending prayers your way tonight that you will have a restful night with only sweet dreams!

  5. Hey, Laura! I've been praying for you! You are such an inspiration to me and I thank God for you!

  6. "NOW" - dearest Laura - may THE GOD OF ALL HOPE - Fill - you - with ALL JOY & PEACE - IN BELIEVING - that - you - may ABOUND -
    IN HOPE, through The POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT! amen & amen. Praying on.