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"Lead me to the rock that is higher than I, for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy" (Psalm 61:2b-3, ESV). When we endure trials, at times we want a little shelter. Psalm 61 doesn't talk about those times. It is more related to the time to lock yourself into the basement. Someone else's basement. Far awy from the forces bulldozing your home to get to you.
God is the rock that is higher than I am. He is the one who can provide security and hope. He can look at the enemies and let us know when it's safe to come out.
However, in verse three it becomes apparent that he provides refuge of a different nature. He is a strong tower. That's where you stay, watching the enemies attack until they get tired and give up. It's a fort.
When we rest ourselves in Christ, he becomes our home, a place of refuge, a place of safety, a place of confident rest.
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