Every word of God proves true;
He is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
God’s words are true, so completely true, and what He said centuries ago are the same for us today. People sometimes want to dismiss this truth and say His word is not relevant for today. I disagree.
For example, when Jesus said “Follow Me” when he was talking to the fisherman and other disciples, it wasn’t just for the first century. It should be a way of life for us, a life that is so intimate with our Savior that we wonder how we could ever not want to spend solitude time with me. He is my refuge.
When I think about God being my refuge I can picture myself spending alone time with Jesus in solitude . . . no one but Him and me, a place I feel safe to be myself and can share everything with Him. Everything. It is so hard to imagine how open I can be with Him . . . and He will still love me.
Chuck Swindoll speaks about solitude in his devotional The Benefits of Solitude.
The Scriptures are replete with references to the value of waiting before the Lord and spending time with Him. When we do, the debris we have gathered during the hurried, busy hours of our day gets filtered out, not unlike the silt that settles where a river widens.
With the debris out of the way, we are able to see things more clearly and feel God’s nudgings more sensitively.
So these times of solitude, like Chuck says, are times when I can experience God alone and feel His nudging to move me into the place He wants me to be. I will see clearer without the distractions of the world, I will find in God my perfect refuge. My place of love, peace and contentment.
Because His word is true, I will always find my refuge in Him. He is my shield.
Lord, thank you for being my shield, my refuge, and my truth. Without you I would have nothing to support me, so thank you for being my support too.
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