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Safe // Five Minute Friday

[wc_box color=”secondary” text_align=”left”]Thrilled to be writing among the beautiful Five Minute Friday community. This is where we write for just five minutes, on a word prompt. We don’t worry about perfection or making it just right, but rather allow the words to flow freely without over thinking. If you’ve never written for the Five Minute Friday, come join us. You will be glad you did![/wc_box]

It’s late at night and the darkness has overwhelmed me.

I’d run toward the light, but there isn’t any to be found.

I put my hand in front of my face. Surely there must be light somewhere.

My breath becomes labored as I wade through the thick, dark fog that surrounds me.

I bump into rocks, sharp objects, things that would threaten to harm me.

I wander aimlessly. Will I ever come to the end?

I am left beaten and bruised from encounters with those who sought to kill, steal and destroy.

Just when I feel faint and am ready to give up, there it is, a glimmer of hope.

I muster up the strength to rise up and walk toward the light.

With each step, it grows brighter. With each step, I grow stronger.

When I come to the end of the vast tunnel of darkness, it disappears, in an instant.

All that remains is a light so bright that I cannot look upon it.

But I know Who is there, waiting for me.

All I need to do is crawl up into His lap, and there I am safe.

I’ve come to the end of myself and now I am safe in the arms of the One who holds me.

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You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
    spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
    I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
    shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
    under them you’re perfectly safe;
    his arms fend off all harm.
(Psalm 91:1-4 MSG)

*I have no idea where this one came from. It’s so much different than my normal writing. That is what I love about Five Minute Fridays. You never know what you are going to create in just five minutes.

Linking up with the beautiful Five Minute Friday community.

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38 Comments

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    Jennifer
    February 9, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I love this. Poetic, rich, deep, pondering. Thank you. Beautiful. Inspiring and encouraging. Bless you!

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:11 am

      Thank you Jennifer! I loved your post.

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser
    February 9, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Great post, Barbie. I love this.

    For years I scorned the thought of crawling into Jesus’ lap, a place of safety. I could deal with things on my own.

    No more. I gave everything I had, and now, I would gladly take some rest.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2017/02/your-dying-spouse-270-safe-place-fmf.html

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:12 am

      Thanks for stopping by Andrew! Praying you are resting securely in His arms. Blessings!

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    Lesley
    February 10, 2017 at 2:56 am

    I love your writing here, Barbie! I agree, one of the things I love about FMF is you never know what’s going to come out. It’s so comforting to know that whatever we face, we have a place of safety to go to. Psalm 91 is one of my favourite chapters in the Bible.

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:13 am

      Thank you Lesley! Have a beautiful weekend.

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    Annette @ a net in time
    February 10, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Well done Barbie. . 🙂

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:13 am

      Thanks Annette!

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    Trudy
    February 10, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I really love this, Barbie. I could feel the desperation with you. No more hope left in ourselves. Safety at last as we give up all and rest safely in the loving arms of Jesus! Thank you for encouraging my heart today! Have a blessed weekend!

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Thankful you were encouraged Trudy. Have a blessed weekend.

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    Christina
    February 10, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Barbie, it is interesting to see how different everyone’s writing style is given just five minutes. I enjoyed reading yours.

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Christina!

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    SUSAN
    February 10, 2017 at 11:09 am

    RICH.

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Awe thanks Susan. Such a different style for me. This is what I love about FMF, you never know what will come out in five minutes!

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    Lisa
    February 10, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I love that you were inspired to write a different from your norm way! Exciting! Lisa- from FMF!

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

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    Tara
    February 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Amen. Safe in the arms of Jesus! I’m in the 62 spot this week.

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      No place I’d rather be! So glad you stopped by Tara!

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    Caroll
    February 10, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I have a friend who at times pictures Jesus on her love-seat, waiting to hold her when she needs it. It’s a rather comforting picture!

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      What a beautiful image to picture. Thanks for visiting Caroll!

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    Karen Sebastian
    February 10, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Beautiful start to a story of redemption and hope.

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      Thanks Karen. Blessings!

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    Debbie Putman
    February 10, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    How fun to do something different. Oh, how clearly you show the need to trust for it is only then that we truly feel the safety that is ours because we belong to Christ.

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:56 pm

      It’s taken me half my life to get to this point of trust. I still get tripped up somethings, But God is good. Thank you for stopping by Debbie!

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    Gayl
    February 10, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    This is beautiful, Barbie! It comes from deep in your heart. 🙂 Many blessings to you!

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      Barbie
      February 10, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you Gayl!

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    Paula
    February 10, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    This was beautiful Barbie. I feel like I have lived this myself. I am so glad HE is there when We need Him and even when we don’t!!

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      Barbie
      February 12, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you Paula. Have a blessed and beautiful week.

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    Esther
    February 11, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Beautiful. Healing. Uplifting. I appreciate the reminder that we can crawl up into our Father’s lap and be held. Blessings. Visiting from FMF.

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      Barbie
      February 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Esther!

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    Diana Rockwell
    February 11, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Beautiful, Barbie, such a great post. One I am glad I read. I so loved coming to the light with you. Blessings my friend. I am in space 92. Diana

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      Barbie
      February 12, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you Diana. I look forward to reading your post.

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    Sherry
    February 13, 2017 at 6:37 am

    It reminds me of a parent with a small child. Which is often how I think of the Lord because his wisdom is so much bigger than I can understand. Thanks for sharing.

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      Barbie
      February 17, 2017 at 7:10 am

      Thanks for stopping by Sherry!

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    Stephanie Thompson
    February 15, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Barbie, I could feel the sense of despair turning into hope as you spied Him. I love the image of climbing on His lap. Great use of scripture too! Number #40 at the linkup.

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      Barbie
      February 17, 2017 at 7:11 am

      Thanks Stephanie!

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    Ashley Larkin
    February 17, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Vivid writing. Thank you for sharing it and allowing it to flow free. What comfort in these words. Through the dark into the arms of the One Who Is there waiting. Bless you.

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      Barbie
      February 17, 2017 at 7:12 am

      Thank you Ashley. So blessed by your visit.

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