Abide in Me!
Ordinarily, safe havens and unconditional affection can always be found at home. When it comes to women who have experienced a tremendous deal of pain and suffering, we are always looking for places to relax and be ourselves. All victims of domestic abuse want a haven where they can rest their heads, hearts, and souls. In many ways, your home serves as a haven. We all expect to experience a sense of warmth and comfort in our own homes – rightfully so. It's also worth noting that our homes are among the rare settings where infections are not prevalent in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. It is impossible to emphasize how wonderful it is to be and to feel at home!
Nevertheless, many people find that their house is not always safe. When you're at home, it's possible that your partner will hit you the hardest—the place where you were mistreated maybe also where you call home. Everyone justifiably needs a haven to call their own, even if it is cluttered with reminders of their past trauma. How can you deal with the reality that you don't feel at home in your current situation? The search for a place to call home will eventually lead you to many unexpected places and influence your decisions. In this stage, you may find yourself turning to intimacy, drugs, the streets, or having sex with a random person to relieve your stress.
What do the scriptures tell us, though? We can "abide in" God's word, according to John 15:4-5, which says that we should do so as well as be able to produce and be surrounded by abundance if we continue to trust in him. Although a tragic event has occurred, there is no longer a sense of scarcity but rather an abundance of life in the aftermath. Christ supplies us with a haven as well as a place to call our own. Now listen to these three takeaway statements:
The most beautiful aspect of having Christ on your side is that he is constantly steering you in the right direction. Open your bible and study some bible verses about stress management whenever you feel the need to be reminded that He is leading you in the right direction during a difficult situation. Your heart may suddenly feel a little warmer, and your day may appear to be a little better all of a sudden.
In Deuteronomy 31:6, God says: “Be strong! Be fearless! Don’t be afraid and don’t be scared by your enemies, because the Lord your God is the one who marches with you. He won’t let you down, and he won’t abandon you.” This verse is reassuring because it tells us that we can cast our burdens upon the Lord, and he will restore and help us find everything we seek, including a home.
Proverbs 24:3-4 reassures us that we can build and bless our own homes through wisdom. It reads, “By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
The place you call home should, in fact, be the place you call your home! At Abide, I want you to know that there’s always a place called home where you can safely dwell. NO matter where you are there are resources and supports that we help you whether it’s in the scriptures above or in a community resource.