Take Refuge
Psalm 57:1

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by.” Psalm 57:1 NASB

Facing overwhelming odds while being pursued by those who would kill him, David calls out to God, his only help, strength, and comfort. He cries out for God to be gracious, to be merciful, to show him favor and bless him. Though he is hiding in a cave, the only shelter for his soul is in the shadow of the cherubim’s wings which are above the mercy seat of the ark. There in the Holy of Holies, in the very presence of God, he finds comfort and refuge. There he will stay until destruction has passed him by.

Lord Jesus, as the world around me crumbles, I find peace, comfort, and strength in You, my refuge. Cover me with Your grace as troubles pass by.


  October 27, 2023   -  © Copyright 2023, Max D. Hutto.

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