Trustworthy Refuge

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The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:9-10

Hope springs from the belief that God rules. During life’s storms, you can trust in His presence and protection. The Lord will establish righteousness on Earth, righting the wrongs and bringing justice in all situations. Delivering His children from life’s trials, God has a plan for redemption that no one can thwart.

Samson, one of the most famous judges from the Old Testament, exemplifies redemption. With a weak character, Samson succumbed to women, didn’t follow the Lord’s commands, and fell victim to his enemies. But in the end, when he cried out to God for help, the Lord returned to Samson, giving him the strength to defeat his enemies and redeem his life. God didn’t forsake Samson, even though the judge swerved from his calling. In his time of need, the Lord became a stronghold and place of refuge for the mighty man.

We can count on God’s presence to help us persevere through life’s storms as we take refuge in Him.  Calling on the name of the Lord for help, He will answer and come to our aid, helping us navigate turbulent waters. Without an anchor, ships go adrift, but when tethered to the sea bed, they don’t move. When we make the Lord our anchor, we can weather any storm.


We have a stronghold in God.


Lord, thank You for holding us tight and protecting us in the storm. Please help us stay anchored to You.  Don’t let us go astray when the storm’s winds blow. Keep us firmly in Your grip, giving us Your peace that surpasses all understanding.


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