Throughout the psalms, the original songs of worship, we read about God being our dwelling place. Those words probably spoke deeply to the Israelites. And they remain true. God is our dwelling place. God is our place of refuge. So why do we still experience so much adversity here, and how do we take refuge in God?
It’s the beginning of a new year and more often than not, that prompts our hearts to yearn for a new and improved attitude and a fresh start in those areas we want to strengthen or change. I don’t know why, but I always feel like each January 1, I have a renewed sense of drive and discipline, ready to take on areas of my life that have been a struggle.