Laying Hold

 

It is impossible
for God to lie

so our consolation’s
strong

and we can run
for refuge

to the hope where we
belong.

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I can lay hold of hope for You are with me.

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“Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath,”

“that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have string consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.”

Hebrews 6:17,18. NKJV

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Psalm 46 Selah

 

Only when I
stop striving

can I see how
magnificent You are

how present You
are with me

no need to fear
at all.

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I can pause and be still in the midst of my circumstances, for You are with me.

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“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

“Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;”

“though its waters roar and be troubled , though the mountains shake with its swelling.” Selah

“The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” Selah

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46:1,2,3,7,10 NKJV

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Refuge

 

I pour out
my heart to You

my Refuge
my Safe Place

for I know You
are oh so strong

and full of
love and grace.

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You are with me as my Safe Place and I can pour out my heart to You.

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“Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Twice I have heard this; that power belongs to God. Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy . . .”

Psalm 62:8,11,12. NKJV

Inspired by the first weekend reflection in The Power of Quiet / Aimee Walker (http://www.onbecomingesther.com ) and The Joyful Life Company ( http://www.THEJOYFULLIFEMAGAZINE.COM).

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Safety

 

You shall
be found in Me
and I will
give you food

a safe place
to lie down
a hope and a
refuge.

Jesus establishes my refuge.

“The firstborn of the poor will feed, and the needy will lie down in safety. What will one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of His people shall take refuge in it.” Isaiah 14:30,32 NKJV

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Soul Care

 

I am your portion
and refuge forever
though you’ve been brought low
I will care for your soul

delivering you out from
unjust persecution
surrounding you with gladness
My bounty will flow.

A laid down life has a cared for soul.

“I declare before Him my trouble. For there is no one who acknowledges me; refuge has failed me; no one cares for my soul. I cried out to You, O LORD; I said, ‘You are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living.’ Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, for You shall deal bountifully with me.” Psalm 142:2,4,5,6,7. NKJV

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Eyes On Me

 

Keep your eyes
upon Me
for I
am your refuge

not letting you fall
into evil traps
nor leaving you
destitute.

A laid down life has a refuge.

“But my eyes are upon You, O God the LORD; in You I take refuge; do not leave my soul destitute. Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and from the traps of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I escape safely.” Psalm 141:8,9,10. N KJV

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My Defense

imageWait for Me
My beloved
for I am
your defense

your refuge in
the day of trouble
the One from whom
all mercy’s sent.

Oh Lord, thank You. You are my Defender, my Redeemer . . .how merciful are You.  My Refuge in the day of trouble; Your strength always sees me through.

“But I will sing of Your power;
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense
And refuge in the day of my trouble.
To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises,
For God is my defense
The God of my mercy.”  Psalm 59:16-17 NKJV

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Someone To Care

“Look on my right hand and see,
For there is no one who
acknowledges me;
Refuge has failed me;
No one cares for my soul.”  Psalm 142:4

David was running for His life and hiding out in caves.

Lord, thank You for sending people who cared about my soul when I was running from life and hiding in caves of addiction.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

He Cares

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We know that You
are with us

and that
You’ll never leave

but also
understand about

our basic
human needs.

Refuge

“Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.”  Psalms 57:1

David doesn’t ask God to make it all go away.

Lord, may every calamity we go through deepen our relationship with You.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Held

source - godsplan-today.com

source – godsplan-today.com

In the depths
of my darkness

when it hurts
to even breathe

oh Lord
be merciful

and hold me close
please.

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