What does the word refuge make you think of? Maybe an imposing building with locks on the doors, how about a fortress, or covering to keep us dry during a rainstorm.
In August 29, 2005 during hurricane Katrina, the Louisiana Superdome, became the biggest refuge for people in New Orleans.
Whatever comes to mind, we can agreed that a refuge is a safe place.
When the Bible describes God as our refuge, it means that God is our safe place in times of trouble or when we need protection from something.
Psalm 46:1-2 (NIV)
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.
What is a Refuge: a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble. Anything to which one has resources for a relief, or escape.
God is our refuge and strength, that’s why we should not be afraid even when the earth quakes or the mountains topple into the sea.
Knowing God as our refuge enables you to trust Him more freely. There is no situation we will ever face that is out of God’s control. The best place to be is under God’s protection, as our Refuge.
God bless, Israel