Lord My Refuge and Strength

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Lord my refuge and strength. God is always near. It may not feel like it or look like it but He is always near and waiting for us to reach out to Him. 

I just wanted to encourage you with this verse today. 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

What does it mean that God is our refuge?

What does it mean that He is our strength?

What does it mean that He is our ever present help in trouble? 

Imagine a storm is coming and you’ve been alerted in time to make it to the storm shelter in the basement. A sound like a train driving through your home comes, shakes the entire house and then leaves. 

You wait a while to ensure the storm has passed before coming out. 

When you do come out you drop to your knees at the damage to your home and the homes of your friends. 

Psalm 46:1 is encouraging because we will go through storms in life. We all will. The bible promises us that we will go through hard times, BUT we have Jesus. 

Our refuge from the storm. Just like a storm shelter against a tornado, we can run the Christ for shelter. 

That doesn’t mean the storms won’t come, it just means we have refuge from the storms. 
Next time you are in the midst of a hard season in life remember Psalm 46:1. It is very encouraging. When life gets hard, we can seek God and rest in Him.

He is our refuge, our resting place, our place to be renewed when we are weary.

He is our strength!

We do not have the strength it takes to get through this life alone but God does!

God offers us everything we need to get through each trial.

He encourages us to not give up, to keep pressing in and pressing on.

He is our help when we are in trouble. A shelter from the storm. 

Bible Verses for Growing Closer to God


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

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” Psalm 86:15


Lord My Refuge and Strength


More times than I’d like to admit, God has found me on my bed pouring my eyes out in tears or pitching fits on why my situation isn’t better by now.

Yep, something like a spoiled child. Sadly, but true. However, like any loving father, He is there comforting me.

I picture Him holding my hand through the hard times in life. He sends the Holy Spirit to comfort me. Which I totally need! I will get waves of peace to calm me as I read His word.

He will bring up certain bible verses like Psalm 46:1 to remind me that He is here with me and has everything under control.

He gives me christian friends and family to lift me up in prayer. 

It is amazing the love that God has for us! Let’s not loose the wonder of who God is!! 
Thank you for being here with me. I’d love to chat with you and study together. Please be sure to follow me by email if you haven’t already. 


Starla Jimenez

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  1. Ingrid Matos

    June 26, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible! . Thanks for sharing your heart with us and keep us motivated!

  2. Starla J.

    June 26, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Thank you, Ingrid! I appreciate your kind words!!:)

  3. Christine Graves

    June 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Wonderful words of inspiration…glad I got the chance to read them and share them with you. 🙂

  4. Starla J.

    June 26, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you for being here with me, Christine! I appreciate your comment.

  5. Starla J.

    June 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Awww! Thank you! That means a lot. I appreciate you being here with me as I grow in the Lord. 🙂

  6. Tammy @ creativekkids

    June 28, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I love this verse! Thank you for your thoughts on it.

  7. Amy Jung

    June 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    I too have found Him to be a very present help in times of trouble. Thank you for pointing us to this verse! I'll be back for your link-up this Thursday!

  8. Starla J.

    June 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    You are welcome! Thank you for stopping by!

  9. Starla J.

    June 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you for commenting. I look forward to you linking up! Thank you.

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