On days when I’m overwhelmed by despair about news reports, suffering, or the sin in my own heart, I remember that the Lord is my refuge. In Psalm 94:22 we read this:
But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
He is a fortress of peace, power, hope, wisdom, righteousness, and joy. He is a refuge of comfort, discernment, truth, mercy, and, most of all, a refuge of the abiding presence of Jesus.
We run to our refuge each new day.
For those of you reading Guarded by Christ: Knowing the God Who Rescues and Keeps Us, you know what it means to return to the fortress as the day unfolds. Today, I need Jesus as my fortress of hope most of all. He holds the world in His hands and controls all things. We do not need to live in fear, confusion, or despair.
From this place of refuge, we now become agents of hope to the hopeless around us.