God is our Refuge

I am endeavouring to read the bible in a year this year and although I am slightly behind on my daily bible reading plan, I‘ve managed to get as far as Joshua. It’s a personal best! In Joshua 20, God tells Joshua to sort out some cities of Refuge for those guilty of unintentional murder. It got me thinking about the importance of the refuges for victims of domestic abuse in Shropshire, in Wolverhampton and indeed the UK. It also reminded me of Psalm 46: 1-3:

‘God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. And so we need not fear even if the world blows up, and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam: let the mountains tremble!’

God is not a temporary fix or crutch, but our eternal refuge. We can go to Him for strength to cope with all that life throws at us.

On my journey to Droitwich today I tuned into the Jeremy Vine show and I became quite tearful when hearing about the 22 children who died in the coach crash earlier this week.

My prayers are with the parents, families, communities and schools affected by this awful disaster.

God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble.


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