Where Do I Find Refuge In Fear and Anxiety?

Fear and anxiety are the prevailing emotions of today. These are unusual times to say the least. Where do we turn to find refuge for our souls to be quieted?

Matthew 11:25 KJV At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes…. 27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Jesus Prays To His Father

Jesus is praying to His Father who cares for His children. He makes it plain no one knows the Father except the Son. And no one knows the Son except the Father. Salvation belongs to God who is named Lord to show His sovereignty. 

Then Jesus gives an open invitation, Come to Me.

  • Who is Jesus calling to Himself? Those who are weary and burdened.
  • What does He promise? He will give rest to your soul.
  • What action do we take? We surrender to the lordship of Jesus Christ.  

 A Place To Find Rest and Protection 

Psalm 91:1 KJV He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

We find this Psalm applies to those who live in constant communion with the Most High.

What is the secret place? It is in God.

The picture that Psalm 91 draws is the same as Matthew 23, a mother hen protecting her chicks with her wing. 

Matthew 23:37 KJV O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

Jesus is weeping because His own have rejected Him. They have rebelled against God and every warning He has sent. God has shut the globe down. He is issuing a warning and an invitation. This brings us to trusting with certainty in the LORD. 

Trusting In The Lord

When you call someone Lord, what are you expressing? I am living trusting in the One Who is the giver of life. I trust my LORD says He is my only place of safety and protection. Also, He is not only the giver of life but He is the Almighty God. The One whose throne is in the highest heaven. And His kingdom rules over everything (Psalm 103:9). 

Who Is Your Place of Shelter and Protection? 

Psalm 91:9 KJV Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

I encourage you to cling to the Lord God Almighty, the Most High. Stay in Gods word so it will fill your thinking with good things. Let it fuel your faith and still your fear. 

If God is not your place of safety and shelter, accept His invitation. 

Repent of your burden of sin. Believe Jesus is the only way to the Father. Then, confess Jesus is the Son of God who died on the cross for your sin, and was resurrected to life.

Isaiah 26:3 KJV Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. 4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:  

True peace is found in the Lord living God and His everlasting strength. Share this to the world who are uncertain during this time of trouble.

Read: Lord Help Me In My Unbelief

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