God is our refuge in the midst of persecution



"David was deeply distressed, for men talked of stoning him; they were all bitter for their sons and their daughters. But David was strong in the Lord his God." 

1 Samuel 30:6 

- King David was a great warrior and since he was little he had to face great challenges. But David was not strong all the time, there were moments of persecution, fear and anguish. Despite the sadness and having to assume the consequences of his failures, David never forgot the ways of the Lord. 

- In the midst of persecution, David sought safe refuge in God. The king had God as a reference, there was nothing and no one in David's life that could replace him. David's life leaves us a great teaching: God is our refuge in times of tribulation, He does not forsake us! 

- God wants us to take refuge in him, to take refuge in the Lord is to recognize His strength. When we seek God in the face of danger, we are recognizing that our safety is Him. The world, money and not even the strength of our arm is able to give the protection that God gives us. "He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your protective shield." (Psalm 91:4). 

Seeking the Father's protection

- Seek intimacy with God, dedicate a moment of communion with Him in prayer.

- Be sincere with God. Open your heart, He is your true friend.

- Strengthen your faith in God. Read the Word of God, it strengthens us! 

To Pray: Lord, You are my strength and protection. In You I find security and peace for my soul. Keep me in Your arms each day in Jesus' name, Amen!