I’ve been reading through my journal lately and I’ve run across some entries that are especially meaningful to me, for one reason or another. I’d like to post them here and there as I feel led.. I hope you won’t mind reading my private ramblings. I’ve not edited my entries, so they may seem a little choppy now and then. Apologies, in advance.

Monday–September 28, 2020

“There are no ‘if’s’ in God’s world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety – Oh, Corrie, let us pray that we may always know it!
– Elisabeth “Betsie” ten Boom
(1885; Amsterdam – 1944; Ravensbrück)


I’m reading The Hiding Place. Recently, I’ve had an overwhelming desire to read books by/about Christians who have lived either through times of persecution or times like Nazi Germany, to learn more about how to prepare for what I believe is coming soon in America, and even the world. Sometimes I fear we Americans will not know what to do when these times come upon us, because we have become spiritually–and in every other way–flabby and unable to stand in times of upheaval and suffering.

Many in America, Christian or otherwise, are willing to trade freedom and faith in exchange for safety and sustenance. God help me.. please don’t let me be one of those people. Lead me into the path that will establish my faith and allow me to stand firm in the face of suffering, loss, and lack in order to maintain my faith and firm devotion to you and to your will. Help me to “always know it”, as Betsie ten Boom said above. Because I believe she is right.. the center of Your will is our only safety. No physical place on earth offers safety or peace.

Journal Entry: Copyright © 2022 Deanna Renee, All Rights Reserved
Quote: The Hiding Place, pg. 70
Cover Photo: Image by JamesDeMers from Pixabay