taking refuge in God

As for God, his way is perfect:
    The Lord’s word is flawless;
    he shields all who take refuge in him.

What are we depending on? Where do we go when we’re in trouble or in need? The older I get the more I realize how futile it is to depend on anyone but God. Yes, we need each other. But not one of us can be anyone else’s salvation. We can and indeed should be through Jesus priests in various ways for each other in helping us live in God’s grace.

To take refuge in God is to look to God for protection (see NLT translation – verse 30 – in link of above passage). Refusing to resort to anything else. We indeed need protection from enemies both externally and internally to us. Some people might want to see us fail in some way. Behind that are spiritual entities against which we struggle. And we need to be protected from ourselves. No one apart from God can be our savior, including ourselves.

This is a matter of faith: faith in God, faith in God’s word. Mediated in and through Jesus. For us and for others. Finding God to be our protection and protector, the shield we need. As we go on in the spiritual battle of this life.