Real Refuge is Always Available
As we wholeheartedly submit ourselves to God’s authority and recognize His sovereignty through a lifestyle of worship, we find the solace we seek. Our circumstances may not have changed, but the peace of being lifted above them as we choose to trust in God gives us the shelter we desperately need. He is the real refuge, and He is always available to those who seek Him, no matter where you are or in what situation you find yourself (See Psalm 46:1-2).
Remembering that my real refuge is in God alone has freed me to enjoy the mini-vacations or activities in my life without the expectation that they will do what only God can do and be what only God can be. It is my hope that you will also recognize the refuge that is yours in Christ, and through Him your soul will truly prosper.
Scripture: “O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.” (Psalm 62:8)
Andrea Herzer has spent 17 years enduring multiple illnesses, including Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and is intimately acquainted with the hardships that accompany debilitating health issues. She writes devotionals for her Facebook Group (www.facebook.com/groups/lifeforillness) and she is writing her first book, The Way Through Illness, to help others find the pathway to living an abundant life in the midst of pain and suffering.
Andrea lives in Texas with her remarkable husband, Mark.They have three nearly grown children, Carly, Sarah, and Zach. For interest in speaking engagements or her book, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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