Psalm 91:2– “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
It is not easy to define our God because He cannot be defined by a few words, and most of the times, when we are asked to talk about our faith, our God, the most effective descriptions are actually our testimonies, speaking about what our God has done for us individually.
Here, the psalmist is following the same concept. He starts by saying : “I will ‘say‘ of the Lord,”: our words, what we say are very precious and important, especially when we are going to speak about Who is our God.
He is our refuge. A refuge is a place of safety, hidden from danger, and external threats, unexposed. He is our fortress. A fortress is a very strong and protected structure, meant to save and impenetrable.
When we are in this place, in His Presence, we will trust in Him, we surrender entirely to Him, because we are hidden, safe, protected. We will not fear, we know that He is with us, protecting us, delivering us.
By His grace we are rescued, safe and we stay. By His love we remain. By His faithfulness we trust Him more, and trust is usually earned, not that we ‘test’ God, but by His miracles in our lives which are undeniable, the trust we have in Him grows stronger.
We trust Him. Period. We may not understand everything, or see everything, but we trust in Him who holds everything together! And that is enough for us to “say of the Lord: He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Amen.