September, Week 1, Day 4 UPowerUp!
God is a Refuge for us... My Refuge is in God!
By: Nicola McFadden
Beloved... “Why should You be hesitant and inactive like a man dismayed, astounded and perplexed, like a mighty man unable to save? Yet You, O Lord, are among us, and we are called by Your name; Do not leave nor forsake us!”
The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our Refuge. The Lord, God Almighty is the Refuge of His People and Conqueror of the Nations. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear! The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
Now get personal with your Abba Father.... I cried out to You, O LORD; I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living. Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my Refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust Him. For He will rescue me from every trap and protect me from the deadly disease. He will cover me with His feathers. He will shelter me with His wings. His faithful promises are my armor and protection. Therefore I boldly proclaim that my Refuge is in God... I trust in Him and I am safe, saved, sheltered, secured, shielded, and protected from all pursuit, persecution, danger, or trouble. God is in the midst with me and in me, I shall not be moved; I shall not fall. I shall not fail. I will not be shaken. I shall not be put to shame. God shall help me, just at the break of dawn. O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me. Those who trust in the LORD are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.
Since I have made the LORD my Refuge, and the Most High my shelter, no evil will conquer me; no plague will come near my home, my family, our children, their schools/universities/colleges, careers/businesses, callings/ministries, the work of our hands, and God-ordained destiny. For God will order His angels to protect us wherever we go. They will hold us up with their hands so we won’t even hurt our feet on a stone. We will trample upon lions and cobras; we will crush fierce lions and serpents under our feet! I declare that God dwells in our city, our homes, our family, our lives, our finances, our children, and their schools; they cannot be destroyed. They can not fall. From the very break of day, God will protect us. O Lord, let us hear Your loving kindness in the morning; for we trust in You; teach us the way in which we should walk; for to You, we lift up our souls. For You are our Rock and our Fortress; for Your name's sake You will lead us and guide us. Make us know Your Ways, Your Word, Your Will and Your Truth, O LORD; Teach us Your paths. Lead us in Your truth and teach us, for You are God our Savior and our Salvation, our hope is in You, for You, O Lord, we wait all the day long. In Jesus name, AMEN!!"
The LORD says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”
-- Psalm 62:5-8, Jeremiah 14:9, Psalm 46:10, Psalms 91, Psalm 25:2, Psalm 142:5, Psalm 31:3, Proverbs 18:10, Psalm 25:5