Happy Wednesday! On this Valentine’s Day, as we think about love and the essence of it, I’m often reminded that love, when demonstrated well, allows us to be our whole selves and lets us feel safe. With that thought, this week’s verse is:
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1
The love of God is one that is compelling, but also one that is safe. We can truly find comfort and rest in Him, and in our weakness, He equips us with strength. I love that I can never escape the presence of God- whether it’s in times of trouble or times of joy.
I think we often utilize God has our place of refuge in times of trouble; however, I’d push us to think of using Him as a place of refuge even in absence of trouble. We don’t have to be in trouble to “hunker down” and really spend time with God. And it might just be that time spent “hunkering down” that helps to circumvent trouble. I’m truly grateful that I don’t have to be in trouble to seek God or to experience His peace, help, or strength.
Until next time…
Be encouraged. Peace and blessings!