A refuge is a place of shelter, protection and safety.
There is no greater refuge than the Lord. He is faithful and nothing can overwhelm Him or overpower Him.
He is bigger than your problems, your fears and all the bad news that you might ever face.
We are told in Isaiah 26:4, “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”
Your Refuge Is Voice-Activated
We speak what we believe.
When you really believe something, you talk to people about it. You share it. You can’t hold it in. Speaking what you believe to others is a natural outflow of your acceptance that something is true.
Now, look at this scripture:
If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
Psalm 91:9-12 NIV
If you truly have faith that the Lord is your refuge – your place of shelter, protection and safety – say it out loud. Proclaim it to yourself, your family and anyone else that will listen.
You release God’s power when you dispatch your faith.
Your refuge is voice-activated.
A Point I Want to Make Clear
Let me make something clear here because this could become a stumbling block for you.
This scripture does not say that everything will turn out exactly as you imagine or expect.
It says, He won’t let any harm overtake you.
This is important to understand. I’ve let this trip me up many times in my life.
I expect things to go a certain way. I pray about it and I convince myself that God is going to bring it to pass just like I imagine.
However, as we spoke about in What It Means to Have Faith, God’s ways are much higher than ours.
He can see the big picture. He knows the future and He sees how all things work together for our good.
I saw a little quote on Facebook this week that sums it up nicely:
God always leads us to where we need to be, not where we want to be.
He will always be your refuge, but He will not always lead you down the easy road. Because the easy road is not always what is best for you.
Make sense? I hope so.
What Is Your Response to This?
You have a mighty refuge. One that will command His angels concerning you.
What will your response to this be?
Will you continue to live in fear? Will you continue to worry and stress out about your life?
Consider it the way Paul put it:
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:31-32
God has already done so much for us – for you. Is he going to forsake you now?
I don’t think so.
He is your refuge and your strength. You can put your trust in Him.
He will guide you and meet your needs now and for all eternity.
What will your response be?
Leave a comment and let me know.