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Home Sweet Home

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Last Monday I took the kids to the library. On our way there I was complaining to the Lord. Certain circumstances He has us in right now are particularly uncomfortable, and He seems to be delaying in doing anything about them. The conversation went like this:

Me: Why won’t you fix this? Why won’t you do something?

Him: If I don’t fix this are you going to give up? If I don’t do something are you going to leave?

Me: (Pause, then responding soberly) No, Lord. Even if You never fix this I won’t give up. Even if You never do something I won’t leave.

Him: Thank you for being my home.

Then this Monday I was down yet again. Not only has He still not done anything about certain circumstances, (I guess He wasn’t just asking hypothetically last week) He’s allowed a couple more to join the mix. I wasn’t going to let my mood get the best of me, so I decided to redecorrange the house we are living in. (No, it’s not my house or my stuff, and no, I didn’t ask permission. I figured I could put it all back if they didn’t like it.) I also thought to turn on Pandora and with the very first song that played I felt the Lord move in my spirit and prompt me to pay attention to it. It was “Home” by Phillip Phillips

Hold on, to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave is stringing us along
Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m going to make this place your home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
Cause I’m going to make this place your home

Lord, thank you that I can hold on to you as we go, and, more than that, You hold on to me. Thank you that while this road is unfamiliar to me, you know every single step. I know that you are asking me to ride the wave of these circumstances right now, and I am steadied by your promise to never leave or forsake me. I know that I am not alone. You are my home.

One day this will all be clear and I will understand what you are accomplishing. The enemy is defeated, the victory is yours, and I don’t have to pay him any mind. Your perfect love casts out all fear. This trouble has brought me down, Lord, but in You I am found. In Your expression through my brothers and sisters I am found. I know that I am not alone. You are my home.

I felt the Lord saying to me through this song that this place of total abandonment to, and utter dependance upon Him, is being made my home. My place of comfort and rest. My place of peace. My place of freedom. Isn’t it curious that we most often discover and come to experience true joy, peace, rest, and freedom when our physical circumstances are most lacking those things. Has this been your experience as well?

I don’t find it odd that during this season of giving up our own home, He is ministering His Life to me through the understanding of home. Jesus Christ in His fullness, through my brothers and sisters, is my home. And we, my brothers and sisters and me, are His.

Home Sweet Home.

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  1. Reply
    kenneth dawson
    November 5, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    I know the experience all to well–its the same ole toon–I want to run away but there is nowhere to go–im glad he has a hold of me.

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      Bridget Babione
      November 6, 2014 at 9:36 am

      Where else would we go? He alone is eternal life.
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    Hayley
    November 6, 2014 at 3:54 am

    It seems to me that its only when I am not in my home that he is most at home in me, when I am free of all the flotsom and jetsom of life….. thanks for sharing this song it spoke to me too 🙂

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    Bridget Babione
    November 6, 2014 at 9:37 am

    I’m glad it spoke to you, too, sister. Love you!
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