Refuge

by Kari Scare



                               

As a Highly Sensitive Person and an introvert, I relish the sanctuary of my home. This physical refuge allows me the time and space needed to recharge and keep from becoming overwhelmed.

But because we’re also meant to live in fellowship with one another (Hebrews 10:24-25), I also seek the safety of some close relationships from my spouse and kids to a few friends. Those relationships provide a protection for my spirit as we live life together, struggling to victory this side of Heaven.

As much as I trust these places and people of sanctuary and refuge in my life, Psalm 62:8 tells me God is my sanctuary.

Psalm 62

As my sanctuary, I can depend on God in every circumstance. His wisdom and goodness meet my every need.

As my perfect place of refuge, God will guide me in doubt, protect me in danger, supply me in want, and strengthen me for every good word and work.

As my source of relief and escape, I can pour out all that is within me into His listening ear. My grievances, desires and fears lay safely at His feet.

My home sometimes fails to shelter me from life’s storms. My relationships often let danger or trouble into my life. But my God provides unyielding and impenetrable refuge from all that can harm my soul.

DISCUSSION: How does God as refuge impact your life?

Email Author    |    Website About Kari Scare

My name is Kari Scare, and I am a freelance writer from Three Rivers, Michigan. I am married to Rex, and we have two boys (Jonathan & Richard). I enjoy reading books, magazines and blogs, pursuing a healthy lifestyle through exercise and diet, spending time with my family & friends, and of course writing. While these interests play a large part in defining who I am, they are guided and directed by my faith in Christ. Everything I do revolves around His will for my life.

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1 Joan January 24, 2014 at 6:04 pm

God is definitely my refuge! When things are difficult, He is who I run to for He never lets me down! He always has time for me and He’ll never reject me. That confidence comes through experience of handling things with Him…and also, trying to without Him. With Him always wins!

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2 kari scare January 25, 2014 at 10:13 am

Joan, my reply to you is as a comment below. Forgot to hit reply first.

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3 kari scare January 25, 2014 at 10:14 am

My reply to you is in a comment below, Joan. Forgot to reply instead of making a new comment. Sorry.

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4 kari scare January 25, 2014 at 10:12 am

The confidence from having God as your refuge is truly tremendous. There is always victory within the struggle with God as your protection.

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5 Susan Stilwell January 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Gracious, Kari. There are some serious storm clouds swirling in my life right now. The only thing that keeps me sane is the knowledge that God holds it all in His hands. It’s good to lay down each night knowing that He’s working all things together for good. It gives me confidence for the next day.

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6 kari scare January 27, 2014 at 8:06 am

For certain, nothing brings confidence & peace in a storm like Him. Amazing how just His Words comfort. Keep reading in His presence, Susan.

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