Tuesday, February 11 2020
GOD IS MY REFUGE
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Psalm 91:2
God is our safe haven, our protected harbor that keeps us from the storms of life. When times of trouble come upon us and the winds of trial, tribulation or danger confront us, we have a refuge, a veritable fortress in which to hide from our enemies!
In 1873 Horatio Spafford who had lost a son to pneumonia and his business that burned in the Chicago fire, but was later restored, planned a trip to Europe with His wife Anna and four children but because of a business problem he stayed back and sent his wife ahead. The ship they were in sank killing all four children but his wife survived. When Mr. Spafford caught the next ship to go and console his grieving wife, as they passed the very spot where his children drowned, he penned the famous hymn, "It is well with my soul."
Is it well with your soul? Are you safe in the refuge of God's love, or are you terrified by the trials of life? Put your trust in Him who knows you and will keep you in His everlasting arms! God's peace will surround you as a fortress of protection!
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6,7
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin