Psalm 91:1-2 (NIV) Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most
High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in
whom I trust.”
The following are the words of Lisa TerKeurst,
author of The Best Yes and Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl
from a devotion at (in)courage.com.
I love that these verses give us a script to say
out loud, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Isn’t it interesting the two words God is called
here are refuge and fortress?
A refuge is a quick place you duck into to find
shelter. A fortress is a place that is
built intentionally for the purposes of exceptional security. The Hebrew word for fortress is metsudah with one of its
definitions being an “inaccessible place”.
God is not just a quick refuge from the storm but He’s the place where
fear no longer has access to me.
Fear can’t catch what it can no longer reach.
It’s not that bad things won’t happen to me or my
kids. We live in a broken world where
broken things happen every day. But as a child of God I don’t have to live
with fear taunting and terrorizing me.
I now know I can feel afraid but I don’t have to
I can say out loud, “God, You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in
whom I trust.” And then close my eyes
and picture Him lifting us to a place where fear can’t catch us.
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