God is our refuge and dwelling place.
Where we have our mind anchored there also will be our affection or faith.
This assists us to Cease to be impressed by the size of any problem inflicted in our life.
Our sights are too low, depending upon ourselves alone if we allow ourselves to be reactionary and fearful to have our rest shattered.
Setting our sight on God gives us hope and peace in our circumstances.
“I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,”
Living and moving in the absence of this wisdom is foolishness.
We must only allow the goodness of God motivate our thoughts to enable peace, even joy, despite the circumstances.
When God is the author of an instruction or circumstance He also gives the provision for it.
When the world or the enemy become the author, God has power and enables us to overcome.
We rest safely if God is our refuge and dwelling place.
In that intimate relationship we commune with Him.
“they ought always to pray and not lose heart.”
God instructed us to pray relentlessly day and night and Jesus endorsed this with a parable of the unmerciful judge which points towards God’s nature of justice and compassion.
“And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?”
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”
Psalm 91 below beautifully speaks of God as our dwelling place and refuge.
The illustration shows Gods, Christ face looking down from heaven. His Light dispersing darkness.
Five Scriptures that come to mind:
“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,”Ephesians 1:17 ESV
“And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.”Luke 18:1 ESV
“And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?”Luke 18:7 ESV
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”Colossians 3:2-3 ESV
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge — no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.””Psalm 91:1-16 ESV
The song. My Dwelling Place. Kristyn and Keith Getty