Thursday, May 31, 2018

He is Your Refuge and Fortress

If you’ve ever taken a small child swimming for the first time- you know that they cling to you for dear life, holding their tiny little hands tightly around your neck, squeezing you so tightly they leave marks with their tiny nails. They hold on so tightly, afraid that if they let go, they will surely drown. You are their safe refuge and you hold as tightly to them as they hold tightly to you- to let them know that they are safe and secure. That’s exactly how I think our Heavenly Father holds on to us. When we dwell in Him, He is our refuge and fortress. Though our grip may (and probably will) waiver, His NEVER does- it’s always sure and secure. Though our strength may (and probably will) fail, His strength is all powerful and remains, ALWAYS.

Psalm 91: 1-2 says…“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

We may not always see it or feel it, we might forget it’s there at times, or even wonder if He's left us to fend for ourselves in the heat of the hard situations of our life. But His protection IS real. He doesn't, He can't, He won’t forget us or ignore us. We belong to Him and His love is too great to leave us alone. We all have fortresses that we run to when we are overwhelmed by life. People, relationship, work, play, tv, etc.- anything that takes our mind off our problems. But no matter how hard we try, they don’t work because the only true fortress we have is with the one true God. A fortress that will ALWAYS protect us and NEVER let us down.

My prayer for us today is that no matter what troubles we face today, no matter how alone we may feel, we are reminded that God is always the place of refuge we can run to, He is always our safe place. He is stronger than any attack this world and Satan can muster. Cling to His neck and He will NEVER let you go.

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