“The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

Deuteronomy 33:27

I recently had the opportunity to visit an area affected by extreme poverty and witnessed people living in homes that were unfit for human habitation because of their lack of security, facilities and susceptibility to bad weather and pests. It was heart breaking to see the effects of this, especially on young children.

It made me think of the contrast between what I was seeing and our position in Christ as believers. 

As His children, living in His presence, we are totally secure and safe from harm, held in love by Love Himself. But more than this, we are in a place where we can grow, thrive, develop and become the people God created us to be because the conditions are perfect. We have the opportunity to live, not just to survive, even when life gets tough at times.

So, take comfort today, in the best place possible for you – the presence of God.