‘Shelter in place’? Sheltered in God

“Shelter in place,” the instruction to immediately take shelter from a dangerous situation going on around us, is a phrase we hear sometimes these days. While it may be sound advice, my main job as a Christian Scientist is to be a healer, so I can’t be apathetic about praying for a better understanding of the spiritual shelter, the safety, that can bring tangible protection for everyone.

After an incident in the news a little while ago, as I turned to God, asking for a deeper understanding of how to be sheltered and how to help others find safety, I realized the first thing that I needed to do was overcome fear. One of my favorite Bible verses was great to pray with: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10). 

Fear can’t stake a claim in our thought when we realize we are always in the presence of God. When we acknowledge that Father-Mother God is with us and turn wholeheartedly to Him, Her, that presence rules fear right out of thought. This has biblical authority behind it, and we can trust and rely on it. And it doesn’t just take away our own fear, but it can have widespread effects. 

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