Psalm 9:9-10 – “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
The dictionary says that the word ‘refuge’ means being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble. How often do we crave some refuge? Troubles swirl around us, misunderstandings drain us, work keeps piling up, and we just want to run and hide from it all. Running from our problems might not help us, but running to Jesus definitely will!
The verse above says that the Lord is a refuge for the oppressed. Do you feel someone or something is oppressing you? Do you feel tortured and tormented on all sides? Run to Jesus; He will shelter you. When troubles come and you feel like you’re drowning, hold on to Jesus as your stronghold. He will never let you go.
Those who know God, and have experienced the fullness of His grace, automatically turn to Him when difficulties come. They have tasted God’s love and they know beyond any doubt that God will never forsake those who trust Him. Have you experienced God’s goodness in your life? Then your first response to trouble always should be taking refuge in the Lord. He will shelter you from harm. If an earthly father is so protective over his kids, how much more will our Heavenly Father be protective over us?