When my husband and I moved to Kentucky 6.5 years ago, I was moving from my home of 28 years and from our kids. I was heavily tied into a church family and had many people there that I loved. I was actively involved in church and our community. Then we moved to Winchester. New place, new job, new church and new people. For an introvert at 51 years old that is a hard place to be.
We had found a place to call home and after about 3 months, I had decided on a church and found a job. But the people, I hadn’t found my place with the people yet.
I dove in head first. I was looking for that place where I fit. That place where I was invited. That place that was comfortable.
Was I trying to hard to find my place? Probably! Was I trying to make this place the place that I came from? Maybe! Was I trying to create the “circle of people” that I so longed for? Yep!
I needed that place. I longed for that place. The place of belonging!
And then I found it! It didn’t look like what I was expecting. It wasn’t the place of a home, job, church or people. It was the place where God was. Right there with me. Inside me. Guiding me. Holding me. Comforting me.
The Lord settled my need for place by showing me my place was with Him. And if I am content in Him then I am content anywhere.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;
Matthew 22:37 “Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
My Love and Comfort comes from a place within.