5 My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold ; I shall not be shaken. 7 On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. 8 Trust in Him at all times, O people ; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
This verse is food for my soul...Life is full of ups and downs, and during the "downs" I find myself running to my Heavenly Father for refuge. And in that place, I find myself thinking why did I have to run here?...Why did I not stay here the last time I ran into His presence? I didn't even feel myself drift away!....
Oh the business of life, all the distractions that keep our minds on things of this world.....while I have been keeping up with my schedule, and doing some sort of "fast food" devotions, and attending church on Sundays and Wednesdays I have not been remaining as close as I should.
It's like life has this undertow that slowly pulls us from communing with God like we should. We are NEVER out of God's presence, but our minds sure can wonder away.
We have this steady Rock that we can stay on. It's a refuge from the rough waters...why do we leave it?
No matter how far we get from that place of peace, we can always get back. God will hear our cry and reach out with His comforting hand and place our feet on solid unshakable ground. That is where I want to be...that is where I am...and it's where I want to stay. Oh I still hear the waves crashing off in the distance, but I will not fear, because I am where I need to be and He will make a way.
As long as I can see Him, I do not need to see where I am going...