Safe House - When the Heat is on
A safe house is set up for people who are perceived as being in danger. In the spy business, a safe house is considered safe haven for when the heat is on. And at some point in our life, we all will need a safe house.
In the first book of Samuel, we are told that the cave of Adullam is where David hid himself from King Saul, when Saul sought to kill him. David was in distress along with four hundred other followers. Running for his dear life, David eventually found refuge in which he had been searching for all along. He did not find it in the cave, but he found it in God. God was his safe house.
David’s method of running to the cave can be a great example for us. However, you and I both know what it’s like when the heat is on. When the pressures of life come, the only thing we want to do is run away to a safe place. We look for a place to hide out, a place to regroup and pull it together. ---
Like David, we must find God in our cave. He’s our safe house, our unfailing refuge, He’s our shelter and covering in times of trouble. And there’s something spectacular about His protection. Like a house in a storm, He may not stop the rain or halt the thunder, but He will definitely protect you in the midst of it.
The next time the heat is on, please consider the words of David and the prophet Isaiah. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer: my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” (Psalm 18:2).
“Over all, his glory will be shelter and protection: shade from the parching heat of the day, refuge and cover from storm and rain” (Isaiah 4:6).
Carolyn Crow is a contributing writer and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.