Calamities & Refuge
Psalm 57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee; yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until theses calamities be overpast.
Calamites are trials of life’s journey. However, refuge in a King allows us to continue, by providing resilience in the middle of the war that rages. Time and time again life provides an experience an opportunity that we could not predict on our worse day. Time after time life experiences provide the most epic drama between family and friends alike. Time after time, I’ve said jokingly with friends, I couldn’t make this stuff up even if I wanted to. How about, we could have our owntelevision show with this stuff up in here, up in here. Calamities provide an opportunity for refuge under the wings of our King and Father.
You see refuge gives protection from the enemy that wants to swallow us whole. Refuge provides an opportunity to rest and regroup for the journey to purpose that we must continue. Refuge gives strength that builds us up where we’re weak. Refuge provides relationship and fellowship with God’s sons and daughters that helps us along the way. Refuge is a gift. Refuge is a blessing. Refuge is a reward to those whose soul trusts in Him. Refuge brings about peace, so that the trial won’t seem so bad. Refuge brings joy in the midst so that others may see Him too. Refuge along with trust is a powerful team that His supernatural power shines through as we abide in Him as it says in John 15.
Calamities and refuge together find us in prayer to dialogue with our Father. Here we can hear Him tell us to get our squad our posse and bless those who curse us as Jesus did in Luke 6:12 to 27.
Calamities and refuge together can test our faith and produces patience. So, let’s count it all joy the various trials as it says in James 1:2.
You see Jesus with calamites and refuge dies for all our sins. His calamity, false accusations, yet despised and rejected by men. Despised and did nothing wrong yet no one came to His defense. He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. He was oppressed and afflicted.Yet He said not a mumbling word. He was taken from prison straight to judgement, but He had done nothing wrong. His calamity was death as it states in Isiah 53.
However, refuge in the Father had Him coming to life again. You see He offered His soul for our sins, so HIs days were prolonged, and He would live again. He divided Him a portion with the great and divided the soul with the strong. He lived to tell the story that it is well with my soul.