Food for ThoughtPsalm 91:2 Refuge
Food for Thought
An Guide to Kingdom Living

By Marni Montanez

Psalm 91:2 New Living Translation

This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
He is my God, and I trust him.

Daily we are bombarded with information that assaults our soul.   We are becoming more fearful of what was once a distant threat but now a very present and real danger.  There is a rising suspicion of others and on every side we see the horrendous effects of evil taking over.  Little by little we witness the demonic stronghold over this world and how it is working its way into man’s heart and using one against another.

But there is hope, because there is an all-powerful and loving God who spreads His wings of protection over those who trust in Him.  We serve the same God who parted the Red sea for the Israelites and brought them through the dangers of the wilderness. Because of the faithfulness of God, they had victory over many enemies.

When God covered Egyptian land with frogs and locusts and made the Nile red like blood and eventually killed the firstborn sons of Egypt, none of the Israelites were affected. The Israelites remained safe in His covering.   God was committed to them and He is committed to us.  

God has directly told us and made it clear that we will have trouble in this world.

John 16:33 New King James Version

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

We as believers need to know who our safe place is not what it is.   As Corrie Ten Boom stated, 

“There are no 'ifs' in God's world. And no places that are safer than other places. The center of His will is our only safety - let us pray that we may always know it!”

We need to trust and believe that God is able to hold us up in the direst of circumstances and keep us protected when the rains of hell pour upon us with its evil intent to destroy.  

God is not only able, but He is willing to walk with us in the long dark hours of trouble.    He is never caught off guard and has a ready plan for the challenges we face.  It is necessary that we know this or we will never have peace.   

Challenge:   When you are moving through places of fear and pain, keep the eyes of your heart upon God and be determined to trust that He will walk you through it.  Believe that there is nothing too difficult or impossible for God to handle and thank Him for what He is about to do.

God bless,


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lamb-rightThe purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.