God is our home. He is where we will find the wholeness we all search for. This cannot be found anywhere else in the world. When we try to seek it elsewhere we will always come up short. Knowing God is our home and making Him our home is a road we must travel in order to derive trust in all the times of our life. We go to Him most often in the valleys of our lives. However, when we go to Him in all the times of our life we are able to trust Him more firmly in the difficult times. This is how He can be the, “stronghold in times of trouble.” Seeking Him is the key to unwavering trust.
Psalm 9:9-10 NIV
Seeking God is as much a physical action as it is a mental endeavour. Learning to seek Him with our mind will help us find peace no matter what comes our way. Trusting in God is the pinnacle of anything we could strive for in our relationship with Him. It is also the foundation of where peace in every corner of our life can come from. Trust can be a difficult reality for us to live into as the world taints our ability to trust through adverse experiences. Maybe we didn’t have strong parental relationships or someone who was supposed to love us let us down. We must learn that this is not our God. When we are able to tease this out in our minds we are able to lean into our trust for Him and all He has for us.
Isaiah 26:3 NIV
A Story of Finding Home:
I have spent the better part of my life feeling like I didn’t have a home. My parents got divorced when I was young and started new families pretty quickly. I lived in between 2 homes for just over 10 years. I never quite knew where I belonged. I certainly didn’t feel like I belonged in either of these families.
Once I was in college and then starting my career home still felt elusive. I didn’t have a frame of reference for home. I had ideas in my mind and I would write them down, but those ideas felt far fetched and unattainable. I was convinced that marriage and having kids wasn’t for me. I just had so much distrust in it all based on what I had been shown.
At 22 I met who is now my husband. It has been 11 years since we met and almost 10 years since we got married. Everything I thought I knew changed when God brought us together. Through our relationship there have been ups and downs, but in it all God has guided us. It has been through our growth with God at the center of it all that I have finally found home. My peace is consistently sustained.
Strengthen the Christian Planner Family by sharing your experiences. We'd love to hear a story about God's work in your life. Use the form linked below to submit your story.
Considerations for your planner:
- Write down how you are seeking God today.
- How are you allowing God in your mind? Write down one way you can keep Him in your mind.