I was reading all the Psalms that have a ‘2’ in them — 2, 32, 62, 92, 122 — today. And the theme of those passages (for me at least) was “God as a refuge.”

God is my hiding place. He preserves me from trouble. He surrounds me with songs of deliverance. He is my salvation, my Rock, and my hope comes from Him. He is my stronghold, my glory rests on Him. He makes me glad. It is good to give Him thanks and talk about His goodness.

That is a great theme for my week it seems. I needed to be reminded that God is a safe place when there are things around you that appear unsafe and scary. I am always amazed at how much of what I need is not a place or thing. It is not a real hiding place where no one can find me and it is not having all I need when I need it. Instead, God says that we don’t need any of that because HE IS ALL THAT AND MORE!

My desire is to find that to be true and experience HIM deeply!