The defence against constant bombardment is saturation in the word. to hide ourselves in God while the storm rages. That way God will shelter and protect us and be our shield and guide. “But despite Jesus’ instructions, the report of his power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer” (Luke 5:15-16).
In order to remain full of the spirit of God, in order to be able to minister to others, Jesus knew the answer to prevent burnout. He often withdrew in order to pray and to connect with God in the wilderness. Sometimes we become bombarded by the cares of life and constant exhaustion and distractions can drain all of our energy. This makes it easy for the enemy to attack our minds and filter in fears, anxiety and depression. In order to reconnect with God, we have to pull away to be alone with God, to communicate with him and to be refilled.
God is our hiding place and the only way to shelter from the storms and cares of life is to find rest and shelter in him. He is never far away and it is the noise and chaos of life that drowns out the voice of God. He will not compete with our busy schedules or overly saturated minds in order to speak to us. We have to make time for God and seek him to find refuge in him.
“God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear” (Psalm 46:1). Take yourself away from the daily distractions of the noise and the crowd to pray and communicate with God. He will comfort and shelter you and protect you from the attacks of the enemy.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3).
Published by Anneta Pinto-Young
I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.
Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.
I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.
I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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November 14, 2022
Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.