"...refuge and strength..."
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Isaiah 46:1)
Trouble happens, whether it comes in the form of a freezing frost-covered morning, a devastating earthquake, or the crushing proclamation in a relationship, "I don't love you anymore." When trouble happens we often find ourselves looking for the "why's." The questions are one way that we express the hurt, fear, and confusion that accompanies trouble. Usually, what we need more than "answers" is "refuge."
Sometimes we need physical refuge like my feathered-friend in the photo, but more often we need spiritual refuge. We need some "place" where we know we can find comfort and a sense that the trouble encompassing us is not the final word for life. In the midst of the trouble we need assurance that life will go on, even if at the present Read More »from Refuge