God Dwells in this Place

There is a place I like to go where I can think, pray, and dwell in the presence of God. The view is absolutely beautiful, gigantic trees lining the Puget Sound that surrounds the boating dock where I’m sitting. For a while I just sat there taking in the beauty of Washington's nature. The sun was setting and the light was hitting the water just perfectly. 

I opened up by Bible to Psalm 89 and began to read, when verses 9 and 11 stood out to me, “You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them…The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it.” 

When life gets crazy and overwhelming the only thing that can calm our hearts and focus our minds is the Lord. His desire is not for us to live in chaos or depression but to live in confidence of who God created us to be- magnificent, talented, and beautiful. We should also have comfort from the Holy Spirit who brings us peace amidst all this holy land He has created. 

I am reminded of how mighty the Lord is when I read Genesis 1:6-10, “And God said, ‘Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.’ So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault ‘sky.’ And there was evening, and there was morning- the second day. And God said, ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to only place, and let dry ground appear.’ And is was so. God called the dry ground ‘land,’ and the gathered waters he called ‘seas.’ And God saw that it was good.”

It is written in the Word that God calls the world we live in and the land we walk on "good". The Lord is so powerful that with His own breath He can command the sky, seas, and land to be created. With His word He commands water to be still and with His Holy Spirit we have the freedom to walk amongst the Earth in peace. God’s Holy presence fills every place we go.

Today, I pray that the Holy Spirit will fill you with peace in all the trials and triumphs you may be experiencing. And that you believe that the one true God who created the Heavens and the Earth created YOU for a purpose and for goodness.

Caitlyn Griffin