Word For Today: Monday, April 18 God Is Our Refuge




Monday, April 18

God Is Our Refuge

Topic: Depend On God, Our Refuge

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

Psalms 62:8 (NKJV)

Daily Reading Plan

1 Kings 14-16

Bible Versions:

Psalms 62:8 (MSG) — So trust him absolutely, people; lay your lives on the line for him. God is a safe place to be.

Psalms 62:8 (NLT) — O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. Interlude

Psalms 62:8 (NIV) — Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

Devotional Thoughts:

In this portion of the Psalms we find David surrounded by his enemies. His life was in great danger from those who wanted to destroy him and take his life. His situation was so difficult that in Psalm 62:3 he declares them, How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain, all of you, Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence”. His enemies were assaulting him to the point of wanting to tear him down and see him defeated and dead. For the Psalmist David the pressure and the heavy weight of his oppressors was real and extremely overwhelming. As we read this portion of Scripture I wonder, what did David do in the midst of this terrible situation? What is his attitude toward this terrible threat?

We see that in the midst of all this David demonstrates a confidence and trust in God. He is not moved by anything that his enemies may throw at him. In all the Psalm, he reveals an absolute peace and tranquility. An unshakable dependence on God! His dependance was so strong that not a single prayer request was expressed throughout the Psalm. He knew God personally, a God as stated in Psalm 18:2, “Lord, my strength and my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my strength, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower. “

By having this strong dependence on God alone, David invites everyone to put their trust in Him. We see that in this psalm the word “only” is used in reference to God. The Psalmist wished that all people would know God and exclusively deposit their trust in Him alone. His invitation was for all to come and pour out their hearts to He who is the refuge of all ages. Today we can respond to the same call of God on our lives.

Today the Lord invites us to come and share with  with Him all of our cares, we can be honest and vulnerable before Him! His will is that we come and unload all our anxieties and problems in his presence. He will be our refuge and solid rock. No need to fear, there is no reason to run to another place, we run only to the one who will be our eternal refuge.

Topical References:

Deuteronomy 33:27 (NKJV) — The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, ‘Destroy!’

Psalms 46:1 (NKJV) — God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

Psalms 71:1 (NKJV) — In You, O Lord, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame.

Isaiah 26:4 (NKJV) — Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.

Psalms 46:11 (NKJV) — The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Psalms 18:2 (NKJV) — The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

1 Samuel 1:15 (NKJV) — But Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman of sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor intoxicating drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord.

6 responses to “Word For Today: Monday, April 18 God Is Our Refuge

  1. We must let God be are fortress. We must trust God. We need to have a faithful relationship with God. We must pour are hearts into him.

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