Psalm 91:1-2 (HCSB)
The one who lives under the protection of the Most High
dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
God is More.
Our lives are busy things (for most of us). We have things that call upon us every day, maybe our jobs, our family, our friends, our habits, our hobbies, our wants and our needs. For many of us, life is a busy thing that we just don’t have the time to interupt.
But then when trials come in our life, we run – we hide – we pray – we call out to God to help us, save us, protect us, shield us. Like the psalmist calls out, God becomes our refuge.
But that is not all that is there is it?
God is More.
God is just not a refuge, but also our fortress. A refuge is indeed a place we run to when we are scared, under attack, or just can’t take it anymore. But a fortress is a place to reside, a place to live, a place to remain.
We are not called to just run to God when times are tough, or worse, when all else fails. But we are called to live in the presence of God.
Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
So yes, life is busy. But we need to live our life in the presence of God. We need to trust in God as our fortress and our refuge – not just a place to run to when our own strength finally fails us.