Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. I’m excited to blog about this subject because it is very precious to me. My relationship with God isn’t something that occurred overnight; it was a process, sometimes joyous and sometimes painful. I’m sure the same is true for us all. Coming to the conclusion that God is our refuge requires a few things.
1. Understanding who God is
There is no way we can allow God to be a refuge if we don’t know anything about Him. When we think of our homes, we trust they are secure. We expect they won’t fall or crumble because they are structurally sound. The same thought pattern must be applied towards God. We have to trust His makeup, the very essence of who God is and studying His character is a great way to know what material He’s made of that makes Him structurally sound.
2. Finding our way to His refuge
When it’s storming outside we seek shelter. In fact we run to it so we don’t get hurt by the storm’s effects. When life’s circumstances are swirling around us, that’s when our trust in God can be built level by level until we realize how protective His shelter can be.
3. Realizing we are safe
When we’re in our homes, we’re at peace. Comfort and relaxation are present. That very same feeling applies to God. We can relax in the assurance that safety is present. Comfort will be provided. Peace that surpasses understanding will cover us. Isn’t it great knowing that all the things we need can be found in the refuge of our God? Protection, peace, and safety are all present in Him.
Hopefully taking some of the guesswork out of finding shelter in God will lead you to the greatest refuge available. Psalm 91:2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust!”