The Lord is My Refuge

Anastasis Faith

I am your refuge.
This is a powerful truth that God has been teaching me the past week. GOD is my refuge. Not another person. Not school grades. Not anything else.
Where do you take refuge?
What’s the first place you go? To your friends? Family? Alone time? Computer? Music? School? How many times, when you are dealing with something, do you go to God first?
I found myself this past week going to people for refuge. I found myself emptier and grumpier and just overall unsatisfied. It was then that God showed me, “It’s because only I can be your refuge. Your TRUE refuge.”
Ladies, we serve a God who is good. Who is beautiful. Kind. Loving. Protecting. He is our shelter. He wants to hide you under His wings and protect you.
The definition of refuge from Dictionary.com says:

1. shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.: to take refuge from a storm.
2. a place of shelter, protection, or safety.
3. anything to which one has recourse for aid, relief, or escape.

This is what God is to us. He is our protection from danger or trouble. He is our shelter. Our hiding place. Our covering. He keeps us safe.
This does not mean that He will never allow you to suffer pain. On the contrary, He will allow suffering and trials in our life for the purpose of bring us closer to Him. But He will not allow us to be hurt beyond the temporary pain He will allow for His good purposes.
I encourage you to read through some of these verses and choose one to memorize. I challenge you to meditate on this truth this week. The LORD is your refuge.

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
Psalm 46:1-3

For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.
Psalm 27:5

In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have refuge.
Proverbs 14:26

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
Proverbs 18:10

For You have been a defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; For the breath of the ruthless Is like a rain storm against a wall.
Isaiah 25:4

The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:2

What does it mean to you that God is your refuge? Do you go to Him for refuge? Or do you go to something else? Share in the comments! 

Anastasis Faith / Author & Editor

Anastasis is a Texas girl who enjoys writing, blogging, and music. You can connect with her here on her blog, or at morningglorypursuingjesus @yahoo.com

2 comments:

  1. So encouraging!! This is something I'm constantly learning and needed a reminder of.

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  2. I really am trying to make God my refuge more and more. It's a process that I'm slowly learning. I'm also learning that the more I surrender to him, the more I find myself going to Him with my cares and the more He becomes my refuge.

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