Life is beautiful because it’s a gift of God, but at times life seems to run completely out of control. We run into things and things run into us. We can’t fix it; we can’t get out of it, or even around it. We can’t get over it or under it. As desperate as we might try…we can’t even heal it. The refuge of our humanity reveals just how thin and useless it really is.
It’s in those times that you come to understand that God is the only true refuge that you can trust. You know deep in your heart that you must immerse yourself completely in His presence. It’s in those times that you must embrace His lordship in your life like never before. You must remind yourself that goodness and mercy surrounds you because He has promised it.
A.W. Tozer once said, “What we need very badly these days is a company of Christians who are prepared to trust God as completely as they know they must at the last day.”
In the last day, we will stand in completely trust of His judgment and final rescuing of our whole lives. However, we can stand that strong and confident right now! We don’t have to wait until the last day. We can trust Him right now…today.
Trusting in God doesn’t come naturally. Learning to trust in God is as I heard one pastor put it, “a spiritual crisis of the will.” It’s in times of spiritual crisis we must allow our faith to truly wake-up and live in spite of all the war of doubt that is raging in our hearts.
Allow me to close with a couple of Psalms, and an unknown quote for you to meditate on.
Psalm 91:2, “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.”
Psalm 37:5 “Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.”
“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”