"He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”
- Psalm 91:1-2
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If you read the rest of this Psalm, it's full of goodies!...A thousand fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand...Angels are released that won't let you dash your foot against a stone.
This Psalm is loaded with blessings for you!
But the reason I chose these verses is because this entire Psalm is triggered by verse number 2. David made a decision. He made a concept of who God is in his life. He says with my mouth, “I will say.”
You pull the trigger on this whole Psalm by what you say. You have to say it out loud to yourself so you get a better perspective of who God is. A lot of people love God until they hit rough times.
In the middle of sickness. In the middle of tragedy. In the middle of broke. In the middle of a depression period. In the middle of "I don't know what's going on," you have to direct your mouth!
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge!
Ladies and gentlemen, a lot of times that's the only answer you are going to have. That's that you trust the Lord. Because there's not going to be any noticeable answer in the natural. It's going to be something that's out of your control.
You're going to look at people and they're going to be like deer in a headlight. That's when you're going to have to say, "I trust in the Lord." Today, if you'll just begin to say, I Trust You Lord with my finances. I Trust You Lord with my future. I Trust You Lord with my children.
Just begin to go down that path and anything in you that is a fear, an uncertainty or an area where the enemy is working overtime to get you worried about or stressed out, just begin to take a back step and say, "I will say of the Lord He is my Fortress refuge He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust."
We all need refuge.
A place where we feel safe. Where the arrows aren't going to hit us. Where the words of people aren't going to pierce us. And that's why you have to determine that God can be your refuge.
You can be in the middle of traffic, a busy mall or even lying on the beach. You can just feel the refuge that He's keeping you in that He's protecting you. And that He's going to keep you all the days of your life.
Guess what? It's one thing to know it, it's another thing to say it and keep saying it He is my refuge. When people let you down, and they will, you still have a refuge.
That's Jesus the Christ!