Safe heaven for us

Psalm 9

Safe heaven for us

“GOD ’s a safe-house for the battered, a sanctuary during bad times. The moment you arrive, you relax; you’re never sorry you knocked.”

Psalm 9:9-10 MSG 

Life has its ways of squeezing us and putting us in situations where we feel crushed and pressured and at times cut off. 

Life is pressure 

Age is pressure 

Love is pressure

Home is pressure

Job is pressure  …

After being under certain burdens for a while all we want to do is run away, hide and find a place to escape. Not, all running is good, for we can’t run away from ourselves, but if we run away to God we can be sure that He will be that sanctuary and safe place for us. 

In today’s psalm, we learn that God is a refuge and a stronghold for the oppressed and those in trouble. The idea of ’trouble’  here is facing challenges that feel like you have been cut off and are at the end of your rope. The anguish and pressure have come to a climax and you are being crushed by the weight of that problem

If that’s how you feel right now my friend, run to the safest house of rest, reach to them who host homes like that, for there is peace and wisdom waiting for you, rest and clarity for the pressure you are facing. Ask for help and share the burden.

Only GOD can turn pressure into purpose, struggle into strength and trouble into triumph. 

Let us eter the rest of God today, let us run to that safe haven, climb to that tower of protection and strength, for it is a safe place in time of trouble. 

( see Heb 12:1, James 1:12, Proverbs 3:5-6