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King David’s Strength


In the Lord I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain. For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart.– Psalm 11:1-2 (NIVIt is easy for me to lose perspective when I feel threatened. So many unseen forces are threatening our country and world today.  At certain moments, I have trouble remembering that God is in charge. In these scary times what the world needs to see are a people who look danger in the face and proclaim that God is over all that is happening. I am getting better at squashing those feelings without losing the knowledge I have to be vigil.  This scripture shows me how even though those around King David told him that he was easy prey and should run for the hills, David responded that God was his refuge. This is what being a witness of Christ is all about. I can only pray I will always place my trust in God. God doesn’t want people whose hearts melt at the first thought of danger. Do you fall apart every time a news alert comes across the TV? I don’t know about you, but I get immediately frightened for those going through the horrors perpetrated and the anguish of their families. However, King David is right God is our refuge. There is no place to flee, except to God. Almost every country is under attack from evil terrorists. Moving won’t do any good. Moving closer to our faith and prayer is the only place we have to go. Be like King David and say “In the Lord I take refuge. Lord, be our Refuge and strength. Like you were David’s refuge and strength, give that to our leaders. Remind us and them to turn to you in prayer. Calm our hearts in times of  fear and uncertainty. Thank you for being there for us. AMEN

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