God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Robert Vicino is preparing for the end of the world. His California-based company is constructing hardened underground bunkers all over the globe designed to withstand disasters that have the potential of extinguishing humanity. His most exclusive bunkers are inside a German hillside, where you’ll find swimming pools, restaurants, multiple gyms, a hospital, a bakery, and even a zoo, which is designed to preserve some of earth’s animal species. These five-star super bunkers are priced for the very rich.
No bunker or bomb shelter on earth can truly protect us from the distresses of life or the realities of death. But Jesus can. The Bible says our lives are “hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3). He is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
The psalmist cried, “From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I” (Psalm 61:2).
Cast your cares on Him today. Give Him your fears. Christ is your hiding place, and you can dwell securely in the hollow of His hand and under the shelter of His wings.
When the storms of life are raging, tempests wild on sea and land, / I will seek a place of refuge in the shadow of God’s hand.
Mary Servoss, in her 1878 hymn, “He Will Hide Me”
1 Kings 13 – 15