In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge. —Proverbs 14:26
When we’re in trouble, we often think of all the things we need or wish we had—a solution, relief, someone to sympathize with us. But Psalm 46 says that God is what we need.
He is our refuge. That means right now, this moment. He is our refuge in the midst of present trouble.
He is our refuge. It doesn’t just say He is a refuge. He is a personal God who eagerly comes to the rescue and aid of His people. A refuge is a person or a place to which one flees for shelter or defense or protection. Not only does God provide a place of refuge for us, but He Himself is our refuge, our safe place.
God is the One who protects us, shelters us, and provides relief from danger and anxiety. He is a source of mental or emotional support when we need it. We are weak and helpless, and we need His strength. He is the One who helps keep us strong.
Make it Personal
Take time to thank God for being your refuge in the midst of whatever troubles you may be experiencing.