My Defense and Refuge


     Peace in the midst of the chaotic storm of persecution is not a wild, superstitious theory.  Countless Bible characters have demonstrated that it is possible.  David is one of them.

     Even though bloodthirsty men (v. 2) lie in wait for this life (v. 3), and the mighty gather against him (v. 3) growling like dogs (vv. 6, 14), Psalm 59 clearly demonstrates that David has peace.  Because “God is my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble”, David sang praises to his Strength’s power (vv. 16-17).  “My God of mercy shall come to meet me” (v. 10) repelled the fear that Satan sought to lethally inject into his heart.

     “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6) is not a wild unproven spiritual speculation, it is an impregnable defense for the righteous in the midst of persecution.

     What is your defense and refuge in the storms of life?

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