Isaiah 25:4 ” You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.”

I think David summed up the verse above best when he wrote, ” It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” (Psalm 118:8)  If COVID 19 has shown us anything it’s just how frail we are and how precarious our way of life is.  This virus has exposed to us that mankind is extremely vulnerable and as a whole powerless against it.  So as David wrote, we can’t depend on man to protect us…only God can do that.  In Psalm 55 when David was overwhelmed with fear he, “hurried to my place of shelter far from the tempest and storm.”   Our trust then must be in God not man, for He is our rock where we can take refuge…that place of calm and peace, where we can feel safe.

Psalm 118:8 ” It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”

For all of you that enjoy Bible trivia, the middle Scripture of the Bible is this verse, Psalm 118:8 .  It’s the very center point of God’s Word.  So was it placed there by chance or divinely inspired?  Many times I’ve  prayed to find God’s perfect plan and purpose in my life…to be in the very center of His Will.   For I know that’s the safest and very best place to be.  And if I look at the fundamental truths in this verse, it makes that search easier.  Where am I placing my faith and trust…whose promises am I putting stock in…and where really does my confidence lie?  If it’s in man, I’m going to be disappointed…but if my trust is in the Lord, I will find His ultimate plan and purpose for my life.

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