Nancy Kay Grace

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Hope and Refuge in the Craziness of Life

refuge by cross Remember playing tag and having a refuge of home base? It was the place where you were safe. You couldn’t be tagged ‘it.’  Home base was a refuge of security for the fast ones who got there first. Sometimes the slow ones hung out there for safety. Regardless, it was a place to breathe a sigh of relief.

What is it about having a refuge?  It’s a place where you can regroup in the whirlwind of life. A place where you can once again find hope.

God is both our hope and refuge.

When hope wanes, we can seek the comfort and security of God. When we rest in the refuge, we regain hope. Do you have health problems? Financial issues? Relationship challenges? Come to the refuge of God to find hope. Let your heart soak in these words.

5 Verses of Hope for you:

 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

God has said, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6

I pray also that the eyes of your heart my be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints and his incomparably great power for us believe. Ephesians 1:18-19

Why are you downcast O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:5

Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

5 Verses of Refuge for you:

How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:7

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8  

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11  

Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. Psalm 16:11

But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. Psalm 73:28

I’m praying you are regrouped with hope at the home base refuge of the shelter of God.


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