I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2
Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge. Psalm 62:8
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans. Psalm 118:8
For the TRUE BELIEVER, this SIN-LADEN, CORRUPT, LAWLESS, DEPRAVED, world, in which we live, is TREACHEROUS, to say the least. We not only face PHYSICAL DANGERS, but definitely SPIRITUAL DANGERS as well. Those who escape the hidden snares of the great deceiver, the devil, KNOWS beyond any doubt that their escape was/is made POSSIBLE through the fact that the LORD is their REFUGE and FORTRESS, and in HIM ALONE do they TRUST.
GOD is our place of REFUGE or SAFETY, from the perils of this LOST and DYING world. Mankind, who places their TRUST and seeks REFUGE from each other or from material things, will find that this is FUTILE and DANGEROUS. If they, themselves, are SEEKING REFUGE, and are looking to each other, what makes them qualified to be a REFUGE or FORTRESS, or even a person, in whom you could TRUST with your PHYSICAL and SPIRITUAL well-being?
As TRUE BELIEVERS, we SHOULD put ALL our TRUST in God, at ALL TIMES. When we are in NEED, He is our REFUGE and our STRENGTH. It is BEST to take REFUGE in the LORD than to TRUST in MERE HUMANS. We can have CONFIDENCE in His POWER, and TRUST His HAND, especially when we think that there is NO WAY, because He will PROVIDE a WAY.
However, for the UNBELIEVER, it’s a whole different scenario. ALL people, both BELIEVERS and UNBELIEVERS will face DEATH at some point in time. We ALL are like sheep and are destined to die. But the DESTINY of the UNBELIEVER is DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT from the BELIEVER. For those who have put their FAITH and TRUST in God, for their SALVATION, they will spend an ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. But for the UNBELIEVERS, those who have REJECTED GOD and His SALVATION, their DESTINY will be an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. So the question is: IN WHOM DO YOU TRUST with your ETERNITY? MANKIND or the ALMIGHTY GOD? In order to ESCAPE spending ALL of ETERNITY in HELL, you MUST be WILLING to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God. Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and TRUST HIM to be your REFUGE and FORTRESS, and to be able to spend your ETERNITY in HEAVEN. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!