Having read about the song ‘Where shall I go seeking refuge for my soul’ a few weeks now, made me consider looking at it from a different angle.
I thought about where I experienced something that made me ‘go to the Lord’.
Since I left my secular job to enter into full-time ministry, I’ve had to fight many more battles than ever before.
Slowly running out of finances with no change in sight; severely tested and stretched my faith in God and the validity of my decision.
How many times did I wake up in the morning or stop in the middle of the day with sudden fear and panic of how things will go on and how - or even if - the Lord would come through for me?
Maybe you have been in a situation like this, where everything around you seems to fall, without a way in sight for you to go, no one to trust, no place to turn.
When I found myself in a really bad state of mind, frightened of what would be, doubting that I had done the right thing, struggling to make it through the day - I read something, in Exodus 14, about how the children of Israel, found themselves in a situation just like mine: before them the red sea, behind them the army of the Egyptians and all around nothing but desert.
In situations like this, questions and doubts can easily arise.
Have I made the right decision?
Would it have been better to have remained where I was?
The children of Israel were not any different: they questioned and complained - they even accused Moses, their leader, to be at fault.
But salvation came for them when Moses turned to the Almighty God, who had urged them to make this journey.
In a seemingly hopeless situation, where there appeared to be no way, the Lord made a way and opened up the Red Sea, for the children of Israel to go through to the other side – and, on top of that, God also let the Egyptian army drown in that same sea.
With this He showed that He truly was, is and will always be the only one true God.
The faithful God.
The compassionate God.
The God who can make a way where there seems to be no way!
So, with all the turmoil going on in my life right now, I found a refuge for my soul - pouring out all my fears, worries and doubts to the Lord!
My circumstances haven’t yet changed, but since I really turned to God, I’ve experienced a peace that is not of this world [John 14:27] and my relationship with Him has grown from day to day. The God who made a way, out of no way for the children of Israel, can do the same for me today.
He can do the same for you also, if you just turn to Him and allow Him to be a refuge for your soul.
What do you think, can you make that step?