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He is Still Our Sanctuary


’Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Though I removed them far off among the nations, and though I scattered them among the countries, yet I have been a sanctuary to them for a while in the countries where they have gone.’ ‘

Ezekiel 11:16 ESV


The discipline of God can feel harsh, even to the point that God may feel distant from me. But God does this not to punish but to correct and help keep us from making more detrimental mistakes. 

Reading this verse assured me that God is still my sanctuary even when I am going through challenges and struggles. Even though I feel at a distance from God, He assures me that He sees me and is still near. But I need to remember The Lord is Holy, and sin cannot stand in His Presence. Perhaps there is unconfessed sin in my life that I need to repent of. God may be giving me the opportunity to do this. 

God is listening and waiting for us to repent, and He will heal us. He is also still watching over us and is still our Heavenly Father, who loves and desires us to come back to Him.


Let me bow down in repentance. I know I have rebellious parts, regrets, and guilt. But God is assuring me that He is still my sanctuary. He still cares for me. He still watches over me. I need to draw close to Him in repentance and humility. 


Holy are You, God Almighty! Worthy is your name, Jesus! I come before you in repentance of sins that I have committed against You. I seek your forgiveness and grace. Lord Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice upon the cross so that I can still approach God’s throne room in Your Name. I ask that you point out areas in my life where I need to repent. I know I can be stubborn and blind. Thank you for never giving up on me and still being my Sanctuary no matter where I am. I love You, and thank you! In Your Precious Name, Jesus. Amen.



主なる神はこう言われる: わたしは彼らを遠く諸国民の間に追い払い、諸国民の間に散らしたが、彼らの行った国々で、しばらくの間、彼らの聖所となった。’

エゼキエル11:16 ESV









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