Where Do You Go For Refuge?

In Jesus Christ on the Cross, there is refuge; there is safety; there is shelter; and all the power of sin upon our track cannot reach us when we have taken shelter under the Cross that atones for our sins.

– A.C. Dixon

This is the third part devotional for the Book of Psalm Chapter 55. On the previous devotional we look into how we often complain when we are facing troubles. The next one explored how we feel during these problems. Lastly, we will reflect on Who can help us no matter how big or small our difficulties may be.

Bible Reading

Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Psalm 55:6-8. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Psalm 55-3-5 – How Are You In The Middle Of The Storm?

Eagle’s Wings

Difficulties are part of our lives. It either makes us or breaks us. Find me, one person that does not have any troubles, I bet you cannot find any. We often forget that we are not alone in our troubles. Moreover, we act tough and strong even though we are dying inside.

It is okay for us to say we cannot carry our burden. Furthermore, it is fine as well to ask for help if we are in need. It is always pride that hinders us from asking for help from others our even to Jesus who is our Saviour.

King David was not afraid to say that he wanted to flee from his problems. Moreover, he boldly claimed that if he has wings he would fly away and be at rest, and hurry to find shelter.

He was known to be a man with a heart for God. Although he was not perfect, like any of us, he had a heart that knows how to repent and turn to God whether for joy or pain. Thus, the creation of the book of Psalms.

Let us be like King David. Never afraid to admit to God what is in our hearts. To lift all our worries, plans, joys and pains to Jesus who can help us and rejoice with us.

Reflection

This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV
  1. What was your recent difficulty in your life?
  2. How did you and feel and react to that problem?
  3. Where did you run for comfort?
  4. Is Jesus Christ your refuge and strength? If not, why? Accept Jesus Now.
  5. Do you only pray when you are troubled?
  6. Have you raised your happy moments to God?

Prayer

Almighty Father, we adore and praise your holy name. Thank you for never leaving our side when we are engulfed with difficulties. In man’s lowest moments you have provided your Son Jesus Christ to save us from our sin. When Jesus resurrected, you sent us the Holy Spirit to be with us.

O Lord, how great are you! All that you do is for our good yet we repay you with insolence and disobedience. Forgive us Father, (mention your sins). May the Holy Spirit be both our comfort and source of discipline that way we will never depart from you.

We pray in Jesus’ holy name. Amen.

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