Opening Worship: “Always” (Kristian Stanfill)

“In you, O LORD, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me! Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me; you take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for you are my refuge.” — Psalm 31:1-4

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.” — Psalm 62:5-8

In these psalms, David writes about God being his mighty rock and refuge and putting his trust in Him. David knew God as his refuge, passionately seeking and trusting Him for safety and protection. David counted on God to hear his requests, and to lead and guide him. Even in the midst of difficult and dire circumstances, David writes that God alone is his rock and salvation, and because of that, he will not be shaken.

Prayer Prompt: Reflect on the psalmist’s words in the above verses as you read them aloud. Continue with words of adoration to God; praise Him for being your rock of refuge, strong fortress, and salvation. Thank Him for revealing more of Himself to you through His Word and for the hope that only comes from Him. Pour out your heart before Him asking Him to be your rock and refuge in any situation that is producing fear or anxiety. Ask God to equip, strengthen, and provide confidence for you through the power of the Holy Spirit as you walk through this circumstance and rest in His strength.

Additional Scripture: Psalm 121, Proverbs 18:10

Journal: Take a few moments to reflect on and note what God is showing you through His Word about Himself and how it applies to you.