Wednesday, November 09, 2011

God is Our Refuge

 5My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
 6He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
 7In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
 8Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. 

God is Our Refuge
It is interesting to note that, in the verses shown above from Psalm 62, David is speaking to his soul. This is not a message he is proclaiming from the rooftops to thousands of people, but rather a message he is addressing to his own heart of hearts, and what a powerful message it is! All of his expectations are from God.

Surely life cannot be so simple, can it? In the complex world of the 21st century can we truly say, with David, all of our expectations are from God? In thinking of the answer to this question, I would ask another question. In examining every detail of this complex life we live, what aspect of our lives does God not control? What aspect of our lives is so far removed from God that He cannot help and assist us?

When put that way, we have to agree with David that, even in the 21st century, all of our expectations are from God. Where else can we turn? Who, apart from God, is with us 24/7, ready to come to our aid at any moment? Who else understands us, even to the very depths of our souls? What necessary part of our lives does God not provide?

That is really the whole point, is it not? In God is our salvation, and in God is our glory. He is the rock of our strength, and yes, He is our refuge. We can, like David, trust God at all times. We can pour out our heart of hearts to Him because we know that, as His children, God is our Refuge.

As the pressing duties of this day present themselves in a seemingly overwhelming rush of water, let us pause and take a moment to refresh ourselves in the Water of Life. Christ, who lived on this earth so many years ago, understands the pressures of life. Yet He, without sin, lived and then died, just for us! We will never be able to comprehend how the God of All Glory could love us so much that He sent His only begotten Son to live on this earth and then die an ignominious death, just to purchase a people for himself.

Yet, He did not stay in that tomb, but, rather, rose again, and sits, right now, at the right hand of God the Father. Is He done with us now? No! While sitting at the right hand of the Father, He is making intercession for us. Because He lived, died, and rose again, we have an Advocate (Jesus Christ) who gives us access to the eternal throne room of God.

God, the Ruler of all the Universe, holds out His scepter to us, because of Christ. And, because of Christ, God is our Refuge.

What an amazing God we serve!

God Bless You,
Linda


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