This God—His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.
Psalm 18:30 ESV
…all those who take refuge in Him.
To me, take is an action word. It requires active participation on my part. I don’t just happen to stumble upon the Lord’s refuge. I actively seek it out and choose to take refuge in Him during times of trouble.
God’s refuge is available to us 24/7. It never goes anywhere. It stays in the same place constantly. Just a breath away.
The problem is that we often turn to other things trying to take our refuge in them. We come under the false assumption that those things will offer some form of shelter from the storm we are experiencing.
Maybe we turn to drugs, alcohol, an unhealthy relationship, or even our job for refuge. While, at first, they may seem to offer us refuge it is a false sense of security. Nothing and no one can can truly give us refuge from our storms except Jesus! All other things will fail to protect us.
So, instead of seeking refuge from someone or something that is doomed to fail, I encourage you to actively take refuge in the only true place that will shield you from the storms of life. Take refuge in the Lord!
Until next time blessings and healing