My Refuge and My Fortress

Ever have one of those days, or weeks, or months, or years, when it just seems like nothing is going your way and the bad guys seem to always have the upper hand?

We shouldn’t be surprised, because Jesus said it would be like this if we claim to be His followers. The world doesn’t like Him, and by association the world doesn’t like us. He told His disciples, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first” (John 15:18). And Proverbs 29:27 asserts: “one whose way is upright is detestable to the wicked.” 

Recently a friend pointed me to these verses from Psalm 94. Next time the “world” starts to get you down, remember the One who is standing by your side—always!

Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—a throne that brings on misery by its decrees? The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. But the Lord has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge. He will repay them for their sins and destroy them for their wickedness; the Lord our God will destroy them. (Psalm 94:20-23, emphasis added.)

Remember, as the late Dr. Walter Martin used to say, “I’ve read the end of the book, and WE WIN!”

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!” (John 16:33)

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