In the midst of big change, looming uncertainty, and nagging fear of the unknown, this morning I am choosing to take refuge in my God.
“But let all who take refuge in You be glad,
Let them ever sing for joy;
And may You shelter them,
That those who love Your name may exult in You.
For it is You who blesses the righteous man, O Lord,
You surround him with favor as with a shield.”
Taking some inspiration from Psalm 5 and Sandra McCracken’s excellent new album, Psalms, I wrote a little bit in (semi) rhyming form on taking refuge in Him.
What a refuge, what a friend;
What assurance ’til the end.
My sweet Jesus, whose wounds therein
Hold salvation and rescue from sin.
Sweet obedience, perfection on earth
Perfect communion with the Father from birth
Completed on the lonely cross
He with blood my acceptance bought.
In Thy shadow now I hide
My God, my Advocate, my life
Now anxious fear can touch me not
For my good Father holds my lot.
Holy Spirit, alive in me
Proclaiming truth and liberty
Never alone, never apart
For Jesus Christ has won my heart.
What a refuge, what a shield
With joy my life to Him I yield
Always at home, ever at rest
I am my Beloved’s and I am blessed.
Ever secure, ever freed
Ever cared for every need
What blessed safety, when I abide
I in Christ, and Christ in God
In whose wings I hide.