The God of Jacob is our refuge

Psalm 46:7, 11

A lot of times “God being with us” means “God wrestling with us.”


Our God wrestles with us. Our God does not leave us, Jacobs, without becoming all he desired us to be. A holy people! A peculiar people, a people after his own heart.   

We are always on the run, always trying to trick time and people, always cheating our real identity.   But God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. He is our highest stronghold ( implying inaccessible hight for the enemy).

 He takes hold of us and he changes us. He knows our weakness and he knows our shortcomings, yet his patience is praiseworthy.   

He, like a faithful friend, is ’pressed’ to even wound us a little bit in order to see us walk in the right path. 

”The Best of all is, God is with us.” Wesley 

( See Genesis 32:24-29, Romans 8:26-27, Song of Solomon 2:17