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HE DELIVERS ME

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Day 192

“He is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I am trusting Him”
Psalm 91:2

This is the place we should be in at all times. But to be there we have to be dwelling and resting in God our Father. How can we know Him unless our relationship is mature? The prodigal son’s brother didn’t know his father, yet he had everything. So when it came to mercy, he had none and got angry with his father for receiving his brother back! He lived in his father’s house and didn’t trust him!

It’s possible to taste of God’s refuge and safety. It’s possible to receive grace and mercy from Him, yet not really know Him. When it comes to going through turbulent waters, we must have the revelation and understanding of our Father’s almighty power, protection, grace and mercy in our lives. We need to know His character and integrity beyond any shadow of a doubt. And that only comes from a mature relationship and intimacy with Him.

“He who dwells . . .” tells it all. It is that Christian who will find shelter, rest, refuge and complete total trust in the Lord, knowing He is our fortress. Then, and only then, will you pass through the waters and fire untouched. He is our God and He will deliver you.

“If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most
High your shelter, no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your dwelling.”
Psalm 91:9-10

HE IS A REFUGE

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Day 98

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble”
Psalm 46:1

When we were small children and were greatly threatened by danger, we would run into the arms of our mother or father. Instinctively we knew we were not only being protected, but completely shielded from the danger. It was like a hiding place, a safe sanctuary where we had no fear, doubts or further concern. Everything was going to be well. These instincts were natural to us as children, God-given for our safety and covering.

How things change as adults! The transition from childhood to adulthood for true believers should be from our earthly parent’s covering to God’s. Who do we run to when we encounter great danger and trouble in adulthood? The truth is many do not know God’s place of refuge. Yet, everything needed to protect and keep us, give us peace and strength, stop fear and give help is present in our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.

God has provided everything we need in Jesus Christ. We need only to make Him the center of everything in our life – “God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved” [verse 5]. We need only to be still and quiet in Him and know He is sovereign over every minute detail of our life, knowing not one thing happens without His knowledge. We need to be as a child in coming to our Lord. Practice this and you shall never again know fear.

“Therefore will not we fear, though the earth
be removed, and though the mountains be
carried into the midst of the sea”
Psalm 46:2