“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
a Stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know Your name trust in You,
for You, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek You.”
Do you trust Him? Can you confidently say as David did, “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all” (Ps 34:19). Do you take Him at His word when He said, “Never will I leave you: never will I forsake you”? (Deuteronomy 31:6) Are you up at night, or are you resting, leaning, trusting Him with the cares of this world?
Blessed is the one who can confidently take You at Your word, for You shall bless them with the oil of peace; a quiet, gentleness within that cannot be explained apart from our faith in You. May I be able to say as the Psalmist: