When there is a storm we take refuge in a building. The psalmist is saying that God is refuge for us. He is in control of everything in and around us. We flee to our God when faced with the dangers and uncertainties of life. Who can God as a refuge? He is to those who have trusted Him and accepted Him as Savior a refuge. It is by faith that we approach Him with confidence because He has accepted us. When we see things that make is afraid we seek refuge in Him. He becomes our hiding place. He preserves us. Psa. 32:7. He is our shield. Psa. 119:114. He is our hiding place. He preserves us from our enemy Satan. Our confidence and strength arises from Him.
Our God is ever present with us. He is with those who have believed on His salvation plan through Jesus Christ. He will never refuse help. He is the help near us, in all circumstances of life. He is able to aid us and there is nothing our God cannot do. He is the creator of everything in the universe. He is omnipotent. His hand can rescue us from any situation. Remember the deliverance of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fiery furnace. Dan. 3:16-18; Dan. 3:27.
Let us put our trust in Him. He is the only one who can deliver from hell fire. Are you confident enough to take refuge in God? Those who come to Him must be holy. Are you holy before God? Are your sins forgiven? If not, make sure, you believe in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ for your sins. To be found holy and blameless to approach God, your sins have to be forgiven. Will you not ask God to forgive your sins? Doing so will enable you to say “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”. AMEN DJ