Hear my cry, O God,listen to my prayer;from the end of the earth I call to youwhen my heart is faint.Lead me to therock that is higher than I,for you have been my refuge,a strong tower against the enemy.Let me dwell in your tent forever!Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings!-Psalm 61:1-4
Sometimes we just need a refuge, a shelter, a place to rest.
When life disappoints
When challenges loom heavy in our minds
When it feels like everyone is against us
When we're stuck in a rut
When decisions are heartbreakingly hard to make
When we're just plain tired and worn down
When anxiety threatens our joy
And you know? It's so easy for me to hide in things that have no power at all.
I avoid that difficult conversation by just not making the phone call. I watch a TV show rather than make the decision. I turn to sweets, to working overtime, to over-planning, to the next project or the next distraction, to the things I can do, rather than really and truly finding rest in Him.
He's been my strong tower in the past, in the hard times before.
Remember those times? The times when the comfort was almost overwhelming, when the peace came like a soft rain?
He is higher than I. He knows better than I do. He's got everything in the palm of His hand.
And I rest in the shadow of His wings.