“But let all who take refuge in Thee be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And mayest Thou shelter them, That those who love Thy name may exult in Thee.” Psalm 5:11, NASB
Lots of weather talk has been occurring lately. Including the South where I live, dangerously low temperatures have permeated much of the US. I wore a wool sweater for two days–something I rarely need to do. Sadly some people throughout the country even have died because of this severe frigidity.
Refuge. How grateful I remain for a warm home. Honestly I can’t imagine enduring this brutal weather without a heated place to retreat. What blessing to be spared the gnawing ache of piercing cold. Yet some lack this tremendous fortune. Alone they persevere. Simply living requires much. Indeed I’m thankful for a heated dwelling when so many live without.
Cold aside, today’s been a hard day. Sitting down to write, initially I felt empty with nothing to give. But God’s never empty … He never runs dry. He’s my Rock, my Fortress, my Deliverer, my Shield … my Refuge. Warming, strengthening, and encouraging, truth anchors me. Despite today’s difficulties, God resolutely abides.
How grateful I remain for God my Refuge.
Amidst life’s turbulences–family issues, daily living’s cares and concerns, just keeping pace with our schedules–God faithfully provides refuge. Steady. Solid. Strong! He. Is. Present. When tempted to run away from troubles, instead let’s run into HIM. Effortlessly He shelters us … lovingly He soothes us.
Whether we’re enjoying the best day ever or merely trying to survive until tomorrow, “God is our refuge and strength” (Ps. 46:10). Surely “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever” (Heb. 13:8).
- If we’re tired, He strengthens
- If we’re empty, He fills
- If we’re endangered, He protects
- If we’re exposed to life’s harshness, He shelters
Yes, let’s run into Him!