Do you know God is our refuge and strength when life is hard? It is so easy to blame God when things happen, don’t let this be you. Don’t you love the reminder in God’s word about how you aren’t to be anxious about ANYTHING? God is your refuge and strength! A testimony on Psalm 46.
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To live that verse, in reality, can be rather hard when you’re in long seasons of difficulties, isn’t it? Anxiety can wreak havoc on your mind and soul!
When you have your back against the wall, and the road before you seems unending, it can take its toll on you. That being said, this is when you have to really be in God’s word and trust him wholeheartedly. God is our refuge and strength!
I don’t want to repeat the story of my health issues, but if you’ve not checked out the challenges of autoimmune diseases you can do that when you have time.
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- How to know that God is our Refuge and Strength: A Testimony on Psalm 46
- You take refuge and strength in God
- You Seek Shelter in God’s Strength and Character
- You know God is Our Fortress
- In Christ, You have victory over Satan’s lies
- Your Aware Satan is on the prowl seeking someone to devour
- You know God is your Safety and Shelter
- You Understand Your Strength And Power Are Found In Christ Alone
- You Know Your Salvation is Secure in Jesus Christ
- You know God is Your Deliverer
- You know Christ is always enough
- You Know to Cry out to god for protection
- You know God’s grace is sufficient
- You know God strengthens You
- You Understand to Be A Good Witness For The LORD
- Be still and know that I am God Bible Verse
- A Testimony on Psalm 46
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How to know that God is our Refuge and Strength: A Testimony on Psalm 46
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
What is the Biblical meaning of Refuge?
To take refuge is to find a safe place. You might take refuge under a bridge in a hail storm, or in a basement during a tornado.
Yes, we MUST use our heads in this scenario. That being said, however, as a disciple of Christ we know God is our refuge, and strength is found in Him alone
Refuge comes from a French word meaning “to flee,” and, in most cases, a refuge is a place to flee to in order to get away from people or places that are unsafe.
Do you see how God is our refuge and strength?
You take refuge and strength in God
God longs to hear from His Children! God also wants you and me to bear our hearts before Him and lay our requests at His feet, and above all else…trust him knowing completely God is our refuge and strength!
When we take refuge in something physical, we are trusting it will take care of us and make us feel safe and secure. When we take refuge in God, we are offering that trust to him instead.
You Seek Shelter in God’s Strength and Character
I’m naming today’s Appointment DREADED DOOMSDAY! I know what you’re thinking please pick another name! See sweet friend, I have an appointment to see a surgeon today, Monday, October 16, 2017, for my foot.
The long story short is I’ve been receiving treatment for this issue for over a year with no success in healing. If anything it’s gotten worse! That alone can shake your faith.
I was told they believe it’s a form of Verrucous Carcinoma.
You know God is Our Fortress
I work in a Cancer Clinic and I see firsthand these kinds of issues and know what to look for. When you receive treatment after treatment with no change whatsoever it can make you somewhat weary and discouraged.
I have been told by two different doctors they have done ALL they know to do for me! The appointment Monday will be the third doctor for this same issue.
To say this is frustrating and painful is putting it mildly. Every time I take a step, it rubs that area.
For the past couple of weeks, this weekend being the worse, Satan has waged a war in my mind. He has tried to make me doubt the very goodness of God. How can God be our refuge and our strength when we go through these things?
In Christ, You have victory over Satan’s lies
Know this above all else sweet friend, we can always trust that God has our back no matter the circumstances surrounding us.
May we NEVER forget, that Jesus defeated Sin, death, and the grave, and we have victory in Him!
That being said, also be aware that the lies of the devil will bombard us because we are living a life to glorify God! Satan tried to deceive Jesus and we are fooling ourselves if we don’t think he will try the same tricks on us!
Your Aware Satan is on the prowl seeking someone to devour
Satan’s lies over my autoimmune issues.
- If your God Loves you so much, why isn’t he making this go away?
- God must NOT Love you enough!
- If your God is so good, why is he allowing you to remain in pain?
- He must NOT care about you!
- Does God realize how painful this procedure is going to be for you?
- God doesn’t love or care about you!
- You should just give up!
My life may not be perfect but I’m in a much better place now than what I was EVER in as a Non-Christian! My God LOVES AND CARES for me and will ALWAYS be there for me!
No matter what health issues lie in front of me, my God will ALWAYS be there for me! I may not understand God’s ways but his ways are far better than mine!
You know God is your Safety and Shelter
Taking refuge is simply a place of safety and shelter where we are protected from danger. Another illustration of refuge is seeking shelter in which we take cover during a storm.
In Old Testament times a cleft in the rocks or cave was a good refuge. In modern times, we seek shelter underground.
A good refuge provides protection for the vulnerable and for those who seeking peace. That is exactly the kind of refuge that God is to those who trust in Him as Lord and His Son, Jesus Christ who is our shelter.
God Is Your Refuge And Strength Bible Verses
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. 2 Corinthians 4:17
As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18
You Understand Your Strength And Power Are Found In Christ Alone
God is my strength and power, and he makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33
You Know Your Salvation is Secure in Jesus Christ
Our Salvation comes from God and whatever lies before us we should continue to shout Praises of God’s goodness!
The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation, this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2
You know God is Your Deliverer
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2
You know Christ is always enough
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:2
You Know to Cry out to god for protection
Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
You know God’s grace is sufficient
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12: 9
For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12: 10
You know God strengthens You
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, work for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. 2 Corinthians 4:17
You Understand to Be A Good Witness For The LORD
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea. Psalm 46:2
Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah. Psalm 46:3
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. Psalm 46:4
God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Psalm 46:5
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, and the earth melts. Psalm 46:6
The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Psalm 46:7
Come and see what the Lord has done with the desolations he has brought on the earth. Psalm 46:8
He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire. Psalm 46:9
Be still and know that I am God Bible Verse
He says, Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
A Testimony on Psalm 46
If you are like me there are days when you are so homesick for Heaven, but for now choose to set your Mind, Eyes, and Heart on the Eternal Perspective, NOT the Worldly Perspective.
No matter what you may be facing right now and if you’re feeling Overwhelmed by Life, Do NOT lose faith and trust in God! He is there for you always. Call on his name, and surrender all things, in his capable hands.
Have you gained an understanding of how God is your refuge and strength when life is hard? I know how easy it can be to blame God when things happen. My hope and prayer are that Psalm 46 encourages you.
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