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Our Refuge

Psalm 62, written by King David, is a beautiful story of growth and maturity. Absalom had gone against his father in a conspiracy to take over David's throne and the kingdom. Despite many questions, David revealed a tremendous level of maturity.

At this place in his life, he had learned a magnificent way to study to be quiet. He understood that communion and fellowship with God were everything to him. His heart was fixed.

"In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God." This verse deals with hope, courage, and stillness. David addressed God as Elohim Yesha. Yesha means "freedom from distress."

A place of refuge is a place of freedom, a place of trust where no harm can come. Godly freedom leads to safety, allowing an individual to pursue the will of God.

David knew God in spite of his distress. When he wrote Psalm 62, he was confessing, "Lord, You have given me freedom from distress, freedom from pressure. You have, indeed, healed my emotions."

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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