Being safe or feeling safe?

I may know that I am safe for ever because I am ‘in Christ’; but that doesn’t necessarily mean that I FEEL safe.

I may be safe sitting in my home; but what if I have had someone kick down my front door and attack me?  Will I ever really feel safe when alone in a house again?

I my be safe walking along a pavement; but what if I have had someone bump into me on a pavement and cause a head injury?  Will I ever feel really safe on a pavement again?

I may be safe when someone walks past me during a church service; but what if someone walking past me caused that head injury?  Will I ever feel really safe in a place  where people are moving around again?

I may (just possibly, but I doubt it even in my reason!) be safe in a taxi taking me to work; but what if I have been in a fatal car accident?  Will I ever feel really safe in a car again?

I may be writing the most brilliant book ever; but what if a bully slated me about my last book?  Will I ever feel really safe writing anything again?

If you are traumatized, it takes a lot of courage just to do the things of every day.  You need the knowledge that, somewhere, you have ultimate safety.  But, even so, you might have to live with that sense of danger.  It’s exhausting!

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