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He Will Rescue You

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.” - Psalm 91:14

Dear Friends,

I had the chance to drop Bria off at school this morning. It might have something to do with missing the bus, but that’s not important.

As is usually the case, K-Love (98.3 FM) was on the radio, and as we drove, a song from Lauren Daigle came on called Rescue. It’s a beautiful song about the lengths that God will go to be with us, regardless of what has happened in our past or what is happening in our present. No dark night, no besieging army…nothing will keep God from rescuing us.

It’s not a new sentiment. It echoes through the pages of scripture, from pulpits and preachers and from the lips of saints and choirs across the world. And yet…

Yet sometimes, the idea that we will be rescued seems to ring hollow.

When we’re drowning in grief or disappointment, when we’re battered by abuse and neglect, when we’re scared and ashamed of what we’ve done or what has been done to us, sometimes, we feel like we are not just alone, but we are beyond the care and reach of anyone.

Our pasts, especially, can be filled with such wounds that make us doubt even the possibility of rescue. They can tear at our hearts and minds and give birth to doubts so large that no mere words satisfy.

And yet…

There is a Word that can break through all the pain and heartache, the doubt and disappointment, the abuse…

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Domestic violence and abuse takes many different forms. Wounds of words can be as lasting and damaging as anything done with a hand. Violence done to the vulnerable among us, in homes and in other places that are meant to be safe, is often hidden to the outside world. But it is not hidden to God.

Whether we’ve been a victim of domestic violence or some other hidden abuses, God is not just aware, God is present with you, right now. And God is, right now, in the process of rescuing you - heart, mind, body and soul. Don’t give up.

May God minister to you, right now, through these inspired words from Lauren Daigle:

Welcoming people to Grow in Jesus,

Pastor Don

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