But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11
Being happy is something that most people want. They seek whatever they can to find happiness so that they may be glad.
The challenge that comes in is that what most people find to make them glad is only temporary. Things can make them glad for a short amount of time, then they get bored with it or it goes away, and so they must find something new again.
Watching people in the workplace or even the public places, there are very few that show any joy in their faces. Life is rough and there is not much that seems to be worth the troubles that this world gives.
David had found the way to be glad and sing for joy, despite what is happening. His prayer was that every person who takes refuge in God would be glad and sing for joy. They would know His protection so that they can rejoice in Him.
Taking refuge in God is trusting in Him. It is going to God for everything. It is knowing that God is in control, despite what is going on.
The great thing about God is that He is not temporary, He is eternal. God will never leave a person. He can be trusted forever. This gives a person a reason to be glad and sing for joy.
The things of this world are temporary and they break down, fall apart, die, fade away, but God does not. This gives every believer great joy in knowing that God is there and will always be there. However, in order to know this joy, one must take refuge in God.
If you are seeking to find happiness in order to be glad and want to sing for joy, take refuge in God. Trust in His abilities and His direction for your life. This is not a temporary thing that will come and go, but He will be there for all eternity.
God will not leave you during the tough times, as the world will do. This can give you a reason to sing for joy, knowing you have God at your side at all times. Hold on to Him through everything and it will be worth it all in the end.
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the joy in following God; that you will find refuge in God; that you will be glad in God being by your side; and that you will know God’s protection in your life.
“As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.” 2 Samuel 22:31
A common topic around the world is people who are refugees or immigrants. People are seen every where fleeing from oppression and war to find safety in a new location. They want to find a refuge that is safe from harm, danger or oppression.
As people travel from one nation to another seeking refuge, sometimes they find the refuge that they are seeking. Other times the trouble that they are fleeing from, they find in the new location or they find a different type of trouble. There is no perfect place for them to be.
Immigrants often face very large difficulties and prejudices in the places that they travel to. They types of troubles change, but are still there.
David had found the place to find refuge in, no matter where he had gone. They place was in God. They ways of God were perfect every time. His words were perfect and true. There could never be found any fault in them.
There are many people who do not really trust God’s word. They don’t see it as perfect. They are told that God is love and that He cares for them, but then they see troubles and hard times. When they go through those difficult times, they feel as though God’s word in wrong and that He really does not love them.
The path that God can have a person take in this life can be a difficult one, and it will be at times. There will be times of trouble, pain and suffering. Yet, that path is the best path.
God uses struggles and pain to help build a person to be the one He wants him to be. It can help move a person to where he needs to be. It is perfect. In the end there is perfect peace and eternal life, worth all the trouble.
During the times that you are going through a difficult time, do not doubt God’s word or way for you. It is still perfect. God is building you up to be just like Jesus, who did not have an easy road in life.
Take refuge in God and in His word, knowing that they are perfect for everything that you need. In Him you will find peace and rest that the world will not give you.
I pray today that you will know God’s word to you; that you will know God’s ways for your life; that you will trust God and His words to you; and that you will find refuge in God and His word.