Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – July 29, 2015
Blessed are all who take refuge in Him. Psalm 2:12
Outside of Christ we are refugees in need of a refuge. Our soul seeks asylum in Almighty God. Our spirit is on a search for security and peace. Our deepest innermost desire is refuge in God. Otherwise we wander around earth un-tethered to truth. Away from heaven—we are refugees. We need a secure place and Jesus is our sanctuary.
Even if your faith is as slender as a spider’s thread you can still trust in Jesus. It is the object of your faith that matters more than the amount of your faith. His refuge is not just reserved for the robust of faith but is especially available to those of us flailing away in faithless fear. We have lost our way and we need a wise weigh station to ferret out our faith. It is in refuge with Him that we are blessed with clarity and conviction. The Spirit is our shelter.
“I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust” (Psalm 91:2).
He is our refuge when hope seems extinct. He is our refuge when financial requirements are ravishing our resources. He is our refuge when people we depend on are nowhere to be found. He is our refuge when health issues hound our heart. He is our refuge when fear knocks at the door to court our courage. He is our refuge when our marriage hangs in the balance. He is our refuge when work pressures pulsate in our mind awakening us at night. He is our refuge when all seems to be going wrong. He is our refuge when all seems to be going right. God is our refuge.
We are blessed when we find refuge with our Creator. The Almighty aids us with wisdom and understanding when we take the time to listen to His instruction. Our prayer over His Word provides illuminating insight. This place of refuge holds up truth and casts out lies. Stability is another blessing from resting in His refuge. Our world rocks around us. But we have a rock in our Lord. He is not a suspension bridge that sways with the winds of the world’s unpredictability. There is nothing about our Savior that is shaky.
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him” (Nahum 1:7).
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I trust You and take refuge in Your loving kindness.
Related Readings: Exodus 33:22; Psalm 46:1-3; Isaiah 25:4; Jeremiah 16:19
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