“You’ve (God has) always given me breathing room, a place to get away from it all, a lifetime pass to your safe-house, an open invitation as your guest.  You’ve always taken me seriously, God, made me welcome among those who know and love you.”  Psalm 61:3-5, The Message

Our scripture today makes me want to say, “Ahhh….Jesus take me away!”  There are times when all we simply need is some breathing room; a place to escape the business and stress of life and to know that God provides such a place for us is awesome!

A few weeks ago I had the privilege to attend a women’s retreat.  Notice I said, “attend” and this alone was breathing room.  I knew a few people, but I was overwhelmed with the warmth I received from these women.  God knew that I needed refreshment and these Godly women made me feel welcome. I left the retreat energized and filled with God’s peace and joy.

Maybe you are in need of some refreshment in your life today?  I realize that you may not be able to attend a women’s conference such as I did, but our scripture today tells us that God always gives us breathing room and in spending time with Him we can have a “mini-retreat” in His presence.  It is my belief that one moment with God can change our lives. God takes our concerns and needs seriously and He welcomes us to run to Him because God alone is the One who will meet all of our needs.

My daughter recently taught some children at an abuse shelter Philippians 4:19, which states, “My God will meet all your needs.”  You should have seen these kids shouting from the top of their lungs this truth and jumping with all of their might to choreographed dance moves!  It was powerful. Now to say that I was proud of my four-year-old daughter for teaching these kids God’s Word would be an understatement!  My question for us today is, do we believe this truth?  Do we believe that God will supply all of our needs?  Whether we need refreshment, peace, joy or financial provision – He is faithful and His Word is true.

If you need anything today, run to God.  He will heal you everywhere you hurt and provide for you exceedingly, abundantly, above all you could ask think or imagine. God’s guest room is always available to us.  Are you in need of some breathing room?  If so, then run to the safe house of God – His Word

Prayer:  “Lord, thank you for giving me breathing room, a place to get away from it all to be refreshed in Your presence.  For in Your presence is the fullness of joy.  During this Holiday season, keep me from being distracted and to focus on the real meaning of the season.  No matter what is going on around me, I can be confident that You will supply all of my needs.  Amen.”