A Sealed-off Place – The Cave of Adullam


A Sealed-off Place
The Cave of Adullam

A covered place.
A refuge.
A place of humility.
A place of safety.

It’s not a pretty place.
It’s not a place of comfort.
It’s not a place of abundance.

It’s a place of concealment.
A place of privacy, intimacy and prayer.
It’s a place of unburdening the heart,
Before the only One Who can and will help.

It’s a place of proving.
A place of separation,
From what is believed to be true
And what actually is true.

It’s not a permanent dwelling.
It’s not a place of failure.
It’s not a place of defeat.

It’s a place of renewal.
A place of restoration.
It is the birthing place
Of a brand new beginning.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews

1 Samuel 22:1a

David departed and escaped to the cave of Adullam…


About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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