Full Assurance In The Heart – Day 4April 21, 2011
Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
Often times we can read God’s Word and hear what we “should” do, but miss the “why” we should do it. The psalmist in this passage is making a strong declarative statement when he says; “Trust in Him at all times, you people.” We hear what we “should” do; but the psalmist doesn’t end there, he tells us the “why”; because, “God is a refuge for us.”
He is revealing who God is, to solidify the “why” we should respond. In this passage, God is revealed as “Elohim.” Elohim comes from a root that means: “strength, might, and power.” It is used over 2300 times in the Scriptures.
In Genesis 1:1, it states:
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
It was Elohim the God of supreme strength and power, who came on the scene and took what was dark, void and filled with confusion and brought forth beauty and order into the world.
Elohim is plural in nature as it signifies the triune facet of God; “The Father; The Son and The Holy Spirit.”
Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image and likeness…
Elohim not only reflects the triune characteristics of the God of supreme strength and power; but, it also symbolizes the relational aspect of God. He is a God who establishes covenant with His people and is forever faithful to that covenant.
I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
Nevertheless I will remember my covenant with thee in the days of thy youth, and I will establish unto thee an everlasting covenant.
If the comprehension of Elohim was not enough for us to respond in trust, the psalmist further communicates the “why”, when he states; “God is our refuge.”
“Refuge” means; He is our place of shelter, hope and trust. He is the One we can run into, not just to. He is the place where we can go in our times of distress, trouble or danger. He will not only be with us in the storm, but He is the place we can hide in the storm. He becomes our shield, our protector as the force of His strength surrounds us and defends us in our time of need.
Pour your heart out to Him today, with Full Assurance In The Heart, as you place your trust in Elohim. A God of might and strength, who is not only a place of refuge, but He is a covenant keeping God who can always be trusted.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalms 91:2
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