The Lord is My Refuge
But let all those who who take refuge and put their trust in you rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy… Psalm 5:11
God designed us with feelings to be able to monitor our environment. He also gives us the wisdom to learn from our mistakes and failures. This wisdom can be used alongside our feelings so that we will not get trapped in unhealthy relationships or stay in dangerous or unsafe places.
When we take refuge in the Lord and trust in Him, He will direct us to a safe place, and we will know it is the right place by a sense of His love and peace.
We can live a life of trusting in the Lord and living in purpose instead of need. When we turn our lives over to Him, He knows our needs; He is the Good Shepherd who will guide us to green pastures or a place of safety where all our needs are met.
God wants you to dwell in His love in a safe environment where love is flowing. God is love, and if He is present in a person’s life, love will flow from them. Out of an unmet need for acceptance, many times we will choose to remain in unsafe places just to get one trickle of acceptance, while all the other more-important needs are overlooked.
Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord, is your provider. He will provide everything you have need of if you will trust Him. If you are in harms way, don’t remain in unsafe places but rather take refuge in the Lord, under the shelter of His protection.
In Psalm 5:11, David asks God for joyful and high spirits to be given to all those who love the name of the Lord and put their trust in His Name. We must not give up or give in and fall into the trap of self-pity. If you find that you have fallen into this trap, you can get out quickly by repenting for not trusting in the Lord. Then begin praising the Name of the Lord. The songs of praise will precede your victory.
Written by Denise Boggs.