“I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”- Psalms 91:2 NKJV
God is our refuge and our fortress. How awesome is that? A place of refuge is a place we can seek shelter for protection when we are in danger and it is a place where to rest and recharge and a fortress is a military stronghold. This speaks of God’s strength and ability to protect us, but there is so much more.
Psalms 46:1 also tells us that God is our “strength” and He is our “ever-present help in trouble”. So often we feel like we are facing things on our own, but we aren’t supposed to. Not only is God our protector, He said He will be with us and He will strengthen us. That means that when we face our struggles, we aren’t along. He is with us and He will face them empowered and equipped in and through Him. Every challenge we face, every struggle we go through, every trial we endure, we do it with Him - never alone. Hebrews 13:5-6
Don’t ever think, “This is too hard”, or “I’ll never get through this”, or anything else that might get you down. God promises to be your shelter, He promises to be your strength, He promised to be with you and and He promises to be your very present help. That means His is always close by and never somewhere far away.
Press into Him today. He is with you every step of the way and He isn’t going anywhere else. You are not alone, so let your response be like that of David, “In Him I will trust.”
“I declare that my protection is from the Lord. He is my shelter; He is my strength and an ever present help in my times of trouble. In Him I will trust…”