Where To Take Refuge

If you’re feeling like you don’t measure up, remember none of us do.   

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Where do we go when we need to feel safe?  Where does our security lie?  In a time of disaster, where do we run?

Here’s where we should run:  “I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings, until the disaster has passed.”  (Psalm 57: 1)  

If we feel like any disaster or setback, will prevent God’s plans and purpose, think again.  Here’s His promise:  “I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills my purpose for me.  He sends from heaven and saves me, God sends His love and His faithfulness.”  (Psalm 57: 3)  

What’s He sending?  His love and faithfulness.  “God sends His love and His faithfulness.”  (Psalm 57: 3)  

  • We need not depend on anyone else. 
  • No one or nothing can compare to His love which is immeasurable.  

God’s love is so great reaching to the heavens, His faithfulness reaches to the skies.”   (Psalm 57: 10)  That’s the greatness of our God.  (Shared from Psalm 57, Paraphrased)

We are permitted to seek His refuge.   If you’re feeling like you don’t measure up, remember none of us do.   

Paul was teaching the people that both Jew and Gentile are under the power of sin.  “All have turned away…”  (Romans 3: 12) 

Our good deeds don’t even qualify us.  It’s simply faith and belief in Jesus.   “No one will be declared righteous in His sight by observing the law, rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.”  (Romans 3: 20)  

  • The law makes us aware of sin but doesn’t save us.

How do we get righteousness?  “This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.”  (Romans 3: 22)  Righteousness is simply–right standing with God.  

The people were telling Paul that they have the rules, the law, and they asked, “Do we then nullify the law by this faith?  Not at all rather, we uphold the law.”  (Romans 3: 31)  

  • The law was given so we would see our need for a Savior.  
  • Only through Jesus can we be made right with God.  (Shared from Romans 3: 9-31)  

Samuel says goodbye and gives his farewell speech exhorting Israel.  As he begins, he recalls their desire for a king, so Saul was appointed.  His words still help us today.  He says, “Serve the Lord with all your heart.  Do not turn after useless idols.”  (1 Samuel 12: 20-21)

“Be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart.  Consider what great things He has done for you.”  (1 Samuel 12: 24)  

If we live as He instructed, we will find refuge in our Lord, in the shadow of His wings.  (Shared from 1 Samuel 12, Paraphrased)

 

 

 


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Mary Beth Pecora, a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, worshiper and servant leader, who loves life and loves people. More importantly, she passionately loves God and the fullness of who He is! For twenty-three years she has served in leadership positions within the ministry of Aglow International. Currently, she serves at The Secret Place--A Psalm 91 Ministry. It's a place for individual folks to come, be exhorted and prayed for, while being ushered to ministry stations within the room. She delights in encouraging folks of all ages within various walks of life. Her love of writing is now her passion; which led her to publish two books, "Restoration Explosion In The New Year," and "Navigating The Mysteries Of God." Above all that’s been accomplished and concluded, the BEST thing to her is knowing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is her everything—her very best friend. Visit: Mybelovedsvoice.com