Have you ever felt totally alone, that absolutely no one understands us or
cares how you feel? We are never truly on our own, unless that is our choice.
God wants to be our Refuge. The Hebrew word for "refuge" in Psa. 9:9 means
a defense, a retreat. God is a safe place we can run, and He is ready to
defend us completely; all we need to do is lean on Him. All verses today
are from the New International Version (NIV).
Psa. 9:9 The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge
in times of trouble.
Psa. 14:6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
but the LORD is their refuge.
Psalm 16:1 Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord; apart from you I have
no good thing."
Psa. 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of
the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
Psa. 31:19 How great is your goodness, which you have
stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on
those who take refuge in you.
Mat 23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets
and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children
together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.
1 Pet. 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares