What a Refuge

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.”

Psalm 5:11-12 
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. 


  1. gentry1943 · · Reply

    Love this. You are a very gifted writer. Love papa

  2. Ever cared for every need…love this line. So true. Beautifully written even more important beautifully felt. Great times of stress brings out great creativity from our very soul.

  3. daniellewilson90 · · Reply

    Love this, Molly! Praying this transition is a time of growth and renewal.

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