why should we see God as our refuge?

A question that arises is “how do I make God my refuge?” It’s easy to picture a physical refuge protecting us from some danger, but how can we make God—whom we can’t see—our refuge?

What does the word refuge make you think of? Maybe an imposing building with locks on the doors, maybe a thick-walled fortress, or perhaps something as simple as a canopy to keep you dry in a rainstorm.

Whatever picture comes to mind, it can be agreed that a refuge is a safe place. When the Bible describes God as our refuge, it is saying that God is our safe place when we need protection from something.

Knowing God as our refuge enables us to trust Him more freely. We need not fear situations or people who threaten our well-being, whether in a physical or spiritual sense.

There is no situation we will ever face that is out of God’s control, so the best place to be, always, is right with Him. “The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10).

When tempted to flee the pressures of life, the Scriptures call us to hide ourselves in God. Only God can offer true refuge from life’s dangers and the misery of our sin.

Taking refuge in God does not always mean immediate escape from pain and suffering. He remains unshaken and eternally in power, which provides us with confidence in the day of trouble. We come together and celebrate him as King, no matter what happens on earth.

Let us take Psalm 91 as our case study;Most christians usually read this in times of a nightmare but have we really taken time to study the details?

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!”

3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, And from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.

5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day;

6 Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; {But} it shall not approach you.

8 You will only look on with your eyes, And see the recompense of the wicked.

9 For you have made the Lord, my refuge, {Even} the Most High, your dwelling place.

10 No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.

11 For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.

12 They will bear you up in their hands, Lest you strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.

14 “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him {securely} on high, because he has known My name.
15 “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him, and honor him.

16 “With a long life I will satisfy him, And let him behold My salvation.”