March 20, 2022
Psalm 65:5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
No matter where you travel or spend seasons in trial, God has a refuge to be found. A moving shelter. A constant fortress. A consistent help in the desolate places. Some might travel a few miles in life and forget what they left behind; but the power of truth goes with you. It travels well. You see, he gives confidence to the ends of the earth. If you are in the Siberian ranges of cold mornings and frigid expectations, he gives confidence. If you are in the Sahara of heat and desert and long miles of waterless journey, He gives confidence. It doesn’t just work in the regions of the familiar. It works in places we’ve never been. Territories of pain. Landscapes of sickness. Dark valleys of frustration. Your trial has a finish line, but not your treasure. To the ends of the earth, both in trial and time. Chronologically and emotionally.
And the powerful revelation is that it’s not a place as much as it’s a person. It says “Who art”, indicating the person of God. How could it get any better than that? Diving housing. Sovereign residence. Spiritual refuge. Confident and secure. Peaceful and refreshing. It’s kind of like a heavenly embassy on location. And God is the ambassador. Listen now…
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