This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him." Psalms 91:1
Beautiful, poignant words for a heart that trends towards fear. What comfort this imagery can bring to a spirit tortured by insecurity and anxiety. What comfort to a mind that reels with all the "what ifs" and the "should haves".
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.
He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence." 2 Samuel 22:2-3
These are such calming words, aren't they? They suggest a purposeful surrounding of someone or something valued and precious. So precious, in fact, that it had to be placed high on the rock to be safe. It needs a fortress to keep it secure. It is worth protecting, saving and shielding.
Not only can I go to the Rock, but He is available there to be all the protection and refuge that I need. I can't help but take a deep breath when I ponder that. I can't help it because I need refuge today. I need protection and security.
Maybe you do, too. Maybe you need refuge from anxiety, insecurity or feeling like you are not enough.
Maybe you need a safe place to hide from people who hurt, words that injured, criticisms that cut and voices that won't hush.
Maybe you need a fortress to surround you to keep out the ugliness of this failing world.
Maybe you to be shielded from fear of pain, fear of loss, fear of judgement or fear of the unknown.
Whatever you are are seeking refuge from today - I pray you find it, sis. I hope you are able to find your safe place in the shelter of His wing and rest there. I pray you are able to crawl up that Rock and stand secure, despite all the things swirling below you. I pray you can feel protected while you heal, secure while you mend, and surrounded by grace while you rest.
Deep breath, sis. He is your strength, your ever present help in trouble.