The  Lord  is  my  refuge  and  my  fortress.  Psalm 91:2

 

     Every man, woman, boy and girl who become children of our loving, living God will experience this reassurance as they journey through life on earth.  They also will bask in His comfort in their hearts (2 Thessalonians 2:17) and the joy of the Lord being their strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)

     Jesus, Himself, in Matthew 11:28-30 invites us to “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your soul.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  We get to share the yoke instead of bearing the burden alone!

     How does one receive this privilege?  The above verse gives the starting point, ‘learn from Me’. Begin with John 3:16,17 to find out who He is and why He came.  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

     Next, journey along the Roman road to salvation beginning with Romans 3:23 and 6:23 in which we find out why we need a Savior. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” and “the wages of sin is death.”  Death here is spiritual separation from God.  Romans 5:8 tells us God’s solution, “But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

     To avail yourself of this solution we find in Romans 10:9, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”  The key is that one needs to have faith in God and to trust His word.   Romans 10:17 tells us that “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”  If you, by faith, believe God wholeheartedly, you can rest assured that He will do His part and keep His promise that you will be saved and not condemned to separation from God.  Romans 8:1 gives this assurance, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit (of God) “

 

     You now can take refuge in the fortress!