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A Spacious Place…

He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support.
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me. Psalm 18: 16-19

I love to sit for hours on the beach marveling at the never-ending view of the ocean and the sands that God created.  It reminds me of His vastness and my smallness.  I find comfort in knowing that He is big, I am small, He is in control, and I am not.  The ocean and it’s sands are a beautiful reminder to me that this scripture is true.  Before I knew the Lord, I felt crowded into a corner by all the things of this world that held me captive.  I walked around most days overwhelmed by the things in my life that entangled me.  Do you know this feeling of being crowded? 


When I first chose to acknowledge that the Lord loved me some 18 years ago..that He had chosen me and created me for His purposes, I remember immediately feeling lighter…more free…less captive.  These years have given me countless opportunities to trust Him more, to give more of myself to him…more of my heart to Him.  Always,  I have seen His faithfulness and His goodness poured out in my life even when it wasn’t poured out the way I expected.  I have found myself time and time again needing Him to bring me out into a spacious place…needing Him to rescue me from places, from thoughts, from patterns that want to crowd me..to entangle me..to hold me captive.  And, he does.  He reaches down, and He takes hold of me.  He draws me up out of deep waters.  He rescues me from the things that are stronger than me.  He always brings me out into a spacious place…all because he delights in me. 

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Lilla Kullan ♥ - Yes, we are really small in this world.
It was nice to read what you have written.:-) Hug Stina

Invited In - I found you blog through August Fields. Can’t wait to look around.

Blessings to you fellow Homeschool Momma:)
Melissa

a s h l e y - “I have found myself time and time again needing Him to bring me out into a spacious place…needing Him to rescue me from places, from thoughts, from patterns that want to crowd me..to entangle me..to hold me captive. And, he does. He reaches down, and He takes hold of me.”

amen and amen.

Morning T - Amazing photo, lovely words!
Hugs~
T

Michele - Who knew such spaciouness would make us feel so secure, gotta love God’s perspective!! 2 corinthians one of my FAVORITE verses,singing it right now!!! Great photo!!!

a.love - “I walked around most days overwhelmed by the things in my life that entangled me.”
It’s amazing that even as a believer–even KNOWING how BIG my God is–I STILL struggle with being overwhelmed and HOW deeply it entangles me. I loved this post and I’m so glad I found your blog :)

Queen B. - love that post !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

adrienne - Thank you for the scripture verse today! I am getting ready for a vacation next week and all the things to do to get ready had me really wondering how to get it all done–instead of just looking up to Him and asking him to help me take care of what needs to get done and forget the rest. We are driving from Chicago to DC to see my sister. If I really needed to pack dirty clothes and wash them when I get there, I could!! I won’t, but I’m just saying…!! I’m going to write the verse on a pretty plate and put it in my kitchen this week.

beachhouse etc. - hi thanks for stopping by …ive been busy designing so haven’t posted anything new stay in touch i’m your newest follower love the picture of your family…suzanne

Playing Sublimely - Oh Tara,
Love this.
Amy

The Watts - Inspiring words! It reminds me of part of a Francesca Batestelli song, “I’ve gotta couple dents in my fender, gotta a couple rips in my jeans, trying to put the pieces together, but perfection is my enemy, on my own I’m so clumsy, but on YOUR shoulders I can see….I’m free to be me.” I love the scripture where He talks about putting our feet in spacious places. Love you friend.

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