9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,Psalm 9:9-10 (NIV)
a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you
God, our Heavenly Father, is our stronghold in times of trouble. A stronghold is defined as a well-fortified place of protection against attack. God is a refuge for the oppressed, the poor, the needy, those without power, and for protection from evil. He is our refuge and stronghold.
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
Our God is faithful; He keeps His promises. Seek Him, for He is good; He will not forsake you. He is worthy of your confidence and trust. He is your help in times of trouble, your refuge; you can rely on Him.
9-10 God’s a safe-house for the battered,Psalm 9:9-10 (MSG) ⁂
a sanctuary during bad times.
The moment you arrive, you relax;
you’re never sorry you knocked.
God is our refuge and our strength. In times of trouble, is your first response to turn to God?
Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, we thank You for being our stronghold and refuge during difficult times. Help us to grow in faith, seek You, and trust You. Teach us to reach out to You in trust knowing you will never forsake us. Like the allium flowers spiral out in all directions, your love spirals out, surrounding us; You are our stronghold, our hope. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen