Yesterday, it was my first time to actually pray and minister to someone I don’t know. Our pastor asked the congregation if there is anyone who was currently in a challenging or faithless situation. While they were standing, the pastor called out to those who are sitting near them to pray and minister unto them.
I was serving as an usher and the lady sitting near me stood up but her life groupmates went over her and prayed for her. But my relief was only short-lived; one of my life groupmates who was also serving as an usher called me because the man sitting near her stood up in faith to be prayed for but none has approached him yet. So I came over and started to ask him what is his specific prayer. He told me that he is losing his faith but the message of our pastor has struck the core of his heart. And I prayed for him, giving him words of encouragement from the book of Psalms. As I was concluding in my prayer, I said that God is the anchor of our hope; He is our refuge and we will not be shaken.
This week, I would like to share my thoughts and reflections of God being our refuge.
In Psalm 91, what a profound assurance that if we dwell in the secret place of most High, we are hidden in His strength. We can trust and be confident that when we make Him our stronghold, He will be our protector – He will be our shield and He would send angels to be with us wherever we go.
14 For here is what the Lord has spoken to me:
“Because you have delighted in me as my great lover,
I will greatly protect you.
I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.
15 I will answer your cry for help every time you pray,
and you will find and feel my presence
even in your time of pressure and trouble.
I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast.
16 You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you.
For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!” – Psalm 91:14-16
Because we have made Him as our refuge, the one that we immediately call when we feel that we are in danger or because we have been triumphant, He will greatly protect us and make us safe and secure. He will answer us every time we pray and we will feel His presence. He will be our Hero.