“The Ultimate Refuge”
Psalm 91:1-2 NLT
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust Him.
We all have different ways we enjoy being refreshed, don’t we? A glass of ice water or a pool on a hot summer day; taking a book and going to the beach to relax and get some rays; taking a hot shower on a cold winter day. These are just a few of the many ways we seek to be refreshed. Whether it’s something we consume or a place we go, we all have different ways of refreshing ourselves. Right now, you can picture your favorite spot to go to so that you can feel at peace and get some relaxation. We all have our favorite things and places for refreshing.
As I think of all the things people like to do and places people like to go to get refreshment, it reminds me of the great blessings God has given to all of us to have these opportunities. We all need times to get away and be refreshed. We can’t always work, work, work. We need times to get away and calm our minds and just relax. We need to relax our minds and just get lost in letting our minds stop thinking so much. Refreshment is something we all long for so often in the midst of our busy lives.
I hope that we are all thankful, most of all, for the refreshment we have as we take refuge in God. When we live and dwell in the shelter and presence of God, that is refreshment like nothing else. When we take the time to just be in His presence and soak in all that He wants to give us, we experience peace and safety, even while living in a world of chaos. The chaos of the world will most likely never end or slow down, so we need to make it a priority to “check out” often to refresh in Him. As much as the world provides ways of refreshment, there is no refreshment like being in His presence.
When we let Him become our refuge and place of total trust, we find peace like we’ve never experienced before. We find ourselves at the peak of true enjoyment. There is absolutely nothing like resting in the shelter and shadow of Almighty God. When things are crazy in my days, as they often get for many of us, I like to just rest in Him. I know that He will give me refreshment and peace that no one else or nothing else can give in this life.
I pray that we all will find times each day to escape the chaotic world around us and just get lost in His wonderful presence. We all need this, especially with all the craziness going on around us this year. We need Him now more than ever and He will provide this peace and refuge.
Will we seek ultimate refuge in Him?