Let Us Reason Together Part 12 – God is Our Refuge

by Mike Ratliff

Kaph. My soul longs for your salvation; I hope in your word. My eyes long for your promise; I ask, "When will you comfort me?" For I have become like a wineskin in the smoke, yet I have not forgotten your statutes. How long must your servant endure? When will you judge those who persecute me? The insolent have dug pitfalls for me; they do not live according to your law. All your commandments are sure; they persecute me with falsehood; help me! They have almost made an end of me on earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts. In your steadfast love give me life, that I may keep the testimonies of your mouth. (Psalms 119:81-88)

God is our mighty fortress. When we are Spirit-led and are suffering, we take refuge in Him and are content in His resolution of everything. When we are Soul-led while suffering, we cry out in hurt, anger, and blame. We become nonplused and completely controlled by our anxieties and doubts. Continue reading