My Refuge, My Portion


     Any traveler in a vast and scorching desert must be keenly aware of the locations of its every oasis.  Knowledge of such a refuge is essential to survival in a desert.

     When the trials of life burn white hot like the desert sand and they overwhelm you, when others have set a secret snare for you, and profound loneliness engulfs your soul because no one cares for you (Psalm 141:3-4), it is essential that you, like David, know the One who is your refuge, your portion in the land of the living (Psalm 142:5).

     What a wonderful spiritual oasis is the One that we can call, “my refuge, my portion in the land of the living”, especially when in the crosshairs of Satan’s fiery darts.

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Author: jchowning

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