Let the LORD be Your Refuge and Strength

It is a very rare thing for me to write a poem, but this just flowed out of me minutes ago, after reading todayโ€™s Days of Praise devotional, and the Scripture verses that went along with it. It truly is from the Holy Spirit.
When we see and hear all that is going on in the world today,
and it literally shakes us to the core,
we must keep in mind what the LORD God has said in His Word
That He is with us forevermore.

He will never leave nor forsake us,
Those who have believed on His Word,
He will strengthen, guide, and protect us
And take us Home with Him as He said.

So take heart, child of God
Your Savior sees and knows all that is going on,
And at the precise moment of the Father’s bidding,
The Bridegroom’s Bride from the world will be gone.

The LORD is our refuge and strength,
He is our Redeemer as well,
He is willing to save any and all who call upon His name
From the eternal fires of Hell.

So call upon the name of the LORD
Make your salvation in Him sure,
Because every Word of God will come to pass,
This evil will soon no longer endure.
—Jeannette Elizabeth
From todayโ€™s Days of Praise devotional:
April 6, 2023
Our Refuge
โ€œGod is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.โ€ (Psalm 46:1-2)

โ€œThe LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of troubleโ€ (Psalm 9:9). What a comfort it is, in these days of turmoil and opposition, to know that our Lord is โ€œa strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heatโ€ (Isaiah 25:4).

Our refuge is strong and secure. The psalmist testifies, โ€œI will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trustโ€ (Psalm 91:2). Then God answers: โ€œBecause thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; there shall no evil befall theeโ€ (Psalm 91:9-10, and see also vv. 10-13).

Not only does our refuge provide safety and protection, but no other refuge will do. After identifying our refuge by the words โ€œBehold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste [or be โ€˜alarmedโ€™]โ€ (Isaiah 28:16), God warns that those who refuse His true refuge will receive instead His โ€œjudgment,โ€ for He โ€œshall sweep away the refuge of liesโ€ (Isaiah 28:17).

The apostle Peter, fresh from his personal encounters with his risen Lord, confronted the Jewish leaders with their serious error of rejection. โ€œThis is the stone which was set at nought of youโ€ (Acts 4:11). In his charge, however, he included the precious truth โ€œNeither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be savedโ€ (v. 12). Our refuge, our sure foundation, is none other than our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, to whom we have โ€œfled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before usโ€ (Hebrews 6:18). JDM

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