Where do you belong?

People often ask me, “Where is home for you? Is there a place you feel like you belong?”

“Home isn’t a place for me,” I say. “I grew up with refugee parents who could never settle. Derek and I have moved a number of times. Home is about the people I love, where I am loved. It’s about where I feel safe.”

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Yet, loved ones move on and my ‘home’ dwindles away. Suddenly I feel unsafe. But God steps in. The Bible says, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)

God is my home. I belong with him.

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2 Replies to “Where do you belong?”

  1. Growing up with my father in the Air Force and changing locations every two years of my childhood created a rootlessness and an autonomy in me. It’s taken me years to understand some of the effects. But, I think the good news is that it created a longing for belonging that was so amazingly satisfied when I understood the gospel and believed it. Daily living in that Love is not automatic but I’ve come a long way from my rootless childhood. I love the verse you quoted, Psalm 91:1,2, a special one to me as well. Thank you, Eva, for your wise words.

  2. Hi Lani. So good to know that our home is in God. We are rooted in him, and as you say, it isn’t automatic. I too keep having to remind myself. Thanks for sharing.

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