Psalm 46 confidently proclaims the Lord is our refuge.
Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength always ready to help in times of trouble.”
Here are 3 reasons God is our refuge.
1. God is our salvation.
Romans 5:1 says, “Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ, our Lord, has done for us.”
2. God is our safety net.
Romans 8:35 asks, “Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity or are persecuted or hungry or destitute or in danger or threatened with death?”
Verses 37-39 answers, “No, to spite all these things overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us. And, I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow, not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below, indeed nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
God has our back. When everything else around us crumbles and falls, God stands strong and keeps us safe. Financial markets may crash, retirement funds may plummet, illnesses may come, but the Lord holds us safely in his refuge.
3. God is our strength.
Philippians 4:13 says, “For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”
It doesn’t matter where we are; whether we have plenty or are lacking, The Lord gives us strength to get through the situation.
“Be still and know that I am God,” the Lord says in Psalm 46, “I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.’ The Lord of heaven’s armies is here among us. The God of Israel is our fortress.”
With God as our refuge, we can have peace. This is a peace which transcends human understanding.
Philippians 4:7 says, “Then you will experience God’s peace which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
As things shift and move around us today, we can enjoy the peace given to us by being in the Lord’s refuge.
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