Ice Tea and Refuge

Nestea had a series of commercials quite a number of years ago… people who drank their iced tea felt like they were falling into a pool… The Nestea plunge

Often, with mental health and anxiety, life can seem overwhelming… Those times where you just need to shut down… A place of refuge…

Isaiah 25:4–5 (NLT): But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O Lord, a tower of refuge to the needy in distress.
You are a refuge from the storm
and a shelter from the heat.
For the oppressive acts of ruthless people are like a storm beating against a wall, or like the relentless heat of the desert.

God provides for our refuge… A place to be safe, feel safe… Where we can ease our distress… Our fears… Where oppression doesn’t rule…It is both simple and complex… At times with words running through our brains it seems next to impossible to control… Shutting down is an option I’ve used both with God and other times I’ve just shut down…

Anything with God is obviously better… listening to Christian music… Finding verses from the Bible that calm us… Praying to God… Sending out a text to someone you know who will pray for you… all of these are available… The complexity is in putting it all into action… seeking the help, realizing it’s what we need…

The simple is… take the plunge with God…

PS Remember that while Satan can create thoughts, he can’t hear them… As a friend said “don’t leave those thoughts staying rent free… verbally tell Satan to go to hell… He does hear our voices…

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