God, hear my cry;
pay attention to my prayer.
I call to you from the ends of the earth
when my heart is without strength.
Lead me to a rock that is high above me,
for you have been a refuge for me,
a strong tower in the face of the enemy.
I will dwell in your tent forever
and take refuge under the shelter of your wings. Selah
Psalm 61:1-4 (CSB)
When the winds blow and the rains pelt the earth during a raging storm, it can feel as though everything will be decimated, as though everything that was once secure will be uprooted and tossed away. It can seem as though there’s no safe place to hide, that anything we could’ve found protection in is out of our reach. And life can often feel the same way.
When hardship, loss, and pain come with unrelenting force, we’re left without a moment to breathe. We are exposed, vulnerable, without our places of security. But it’s in those times that we can understand what these verses mean even more. God is our refuge, a strong tower. When our hearts are without strength, when our voices are hoarse from all the crying out, we are not left alone; we always have a place to turn. Like a mother bird who protects her babies, God covers us and draws us closer to His bosom. Let’s take a deep breath, resting under the shelter of His strong wings.
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