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Finding REFUGE in God



During this past week, I have been thinking about how God is my refuge,  how he provides me a quiet and peaceful sanctuary if only I would just remember and look to him:

Rest and spiritual restoration

Eternal peace and safety through the

Forgiveness  of sins and love of God who grants us

Unearned and undeserved

Grace, mercy, and his free gift of

Everlasting life through Jesus, His Son

And while dwelling on this, I went searching for a special verse in the Bible about finding REFUGE in God and this is what I found:

Psalm 62:8 (Holy Bible (New International Version):

“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him for God is our refuge.”

Friday Verse Journal James 1:22-24



First a quick review on a scripture verse which I have already shared:

Proverbs 15:1 (Holy Bible New International Version):

“A gentle answer turns away anger but a harsh word stirs up wrath.”

In my self-indulgent foolishness last week, I had completely forgotten this little gem of a verse and allowed myself to become so angry to the point of being very harsh. I did not realize my own harshness until sometime later. But it was too late, my very strong words came out and no doubt.stirred up anger in others!! I was so shocked and dismayed at myself when I realized it. Talk about really messing up!! I did what I could to retract those terrible words and set things right. So as I pondered this  for days and asked God  for his forgiveness and to help me to not behave that way again, I was then reminded of this little jewel of wisdom which God meant for me to plant and keep in my mind and heart. How could I so soon forget what he was teaching me?

Well, then praying and pondering over my own forgetfulness, I was led to another verse which showed I needed to do better at committing these verses to my memory and my heart by living them out in my life:

James 1:22-24 (Holy Bible New International Version):

“Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.” 

And that is exactly what I did, I read God’s word, walked away and completely forgot what he just said. By his grace and with his help, I will commit myself to remembering what he has already taught me.


Friday Verse Journal Hebrews 4:16



As I spent some time alone today thinking about freedom and liberty, I also am remembering that we also have freedom to  approach the God of  Love and Grace and pray to him whenever we want to. And he is never too busy and always ready to listen our words and see the things in our hearts. We bow our heads and step toward his throne anytime in prayer.

Hebrews 4:16 (Holy Bible English Standard Version):

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Friday Verse Journal Proverbs 15:1




I know that one of the many things, I need to work on in life is how I listen to and respond to the people which God brings to me. This includes family, friends, co-workers, and anyone new that comes into my life. I don’t always know or understand someone else’s personal history or their life experiences. I also don’t understand or know their personal beliefs and convictions. But I do try to be caring and kind to others even when i hardly know them. Basically, I try to follow Jesus’ example of gentleness; he is the Good Shepherd and a gentle teacher. While pondering this, I came across this verse recently which immediately made a deep impression when I consider my own behavior; whether I’ve been kind or not so kind. Admittedly, I am not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but I can say that God is continually working on me.

Proverbs 15:1 (Holy Bible New International Standard):

 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
    but a harsh word stirs up anger.