'If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. '
Psalm 91:9,10 NIV
In a 2015 article by Matthew Champion 42 percent of the 2,000 people surveyed expressed unhappiness with their lives.
Of 20 worries listed, in number 20 people expressed worry about the crime levels in their neighborhood.
What if there is a reality greater than our physical address? The psalmist expressed, “where can I go that I won’t still be in your presence? (Ps 139:7)
What quality of life is possible knowing that the presence of God is available?
To notice and to fully believe that the Lord is everywhere is a great first step. But to experience his favor we must personalize Him as the Lord who is our refuge.
He is the Lord who gives refuge, but to experience His place of safety we must say that He is OUR refuge.
He can’t just be a potential refuge - He must become our personal refuge.
When we say it we confess and we agree with him that this is our truth.
If we agree that He is refuge we must also disagree that anything or anyone else can exist as our refuge place.
When a storm comes it isn’t enough to know that protection is available. We must leave the danger zone and enter the safe zone.
That’s how we make or truly inhabit the dwelling place of Most High.
Spending time in prayer and in worship and meditating on God’s Word are all parts of the process. Those are all investments of time that demonstrate that the most High is our dwelling place.
But so is the doing whatever the Lord our refuge says to do and living the way he says to live.
I like the idea of a disaster free dwelling and a life free from harm.
Now there’s one less worry on the list.