I find comfort in knowing that when things become hectic, our God gives us strength and resolve. He welcomes us into His refuge and settles us in a calm, peaceful state.
His refuge is a place we flee to in times of trouble, danger, anxiety, or simply uncertainty. Generally speaking, if we are fleeing to a place of safety, we are fleeing from a place of discomfort and insecurity. God is aware of our plights in life and created a place of strength and security.
It is ours to seek when we choose. Our level of discomfort does not determine when we can access His refuge. It is always available to us. We were not created to live life using our own strength; we are created to need God’s strength. We can call upon the Lord to protect us and strengthen our resolve at any time, day or night. Our faith unlocks the door to His refuge.
According to Bible scholars, the term refuge means a place we flee from, and a place we flee to. To broaden the connotation,
we flee from:
and we flee to:
~A safe place
~A place of trust
~A secure place
God, thank you for making Yourself known to me. Thank you for your power, Your might, Your Strength. Help me to never doubt Your strength but to rely on it every minute of every day. Please continue to reveal Yourself to me. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Images – YouVersion.Bible.com
Resource/References – Biblestudytool.com; 100 Names of God, Daily Devotional. Christopher D. Hudson. 2015 (Prayer paraphrased.)
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