“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in Your Word.” -Psalm 119:114
God not only directs our steps, but He becomes our rest, security and protector. His Name, Jehovah Sabaoth, means Lord of Hosts. He is the Commander of a multitude of angels, a vast army who does His bidding. God fights for His people, protecting our very souls. With God we can never lose our salvation if we truly belong to Him. He is faithful to keep His elect to the very end. This is why the psalmist can hope in God’s Word to sustain him through the valleys, the mountaintops, and everything in between. It is confidence in what God has done for him, is presently doing in his life, and what the Almighty will do. His promises are certain.
When Corrie ten Boom, her sister and father began hiding Jews during the Nazi occupation in WWII, their faith in God’s promises held them fast. He was their Refuge, a Hiding Place, so it seemed they too should provide a hiding place for others in their home, literally and spiritually. The ten Boom’s put their hope in God’s Word. This is what gave them courage to take such risks. The prophecy and promises in Isaiah 32 inspired the name for their home, The Hiding Place.
“Behold, a king will reign in righteousness, and princes will rule in justice. Each will be like a hiding place from the wind, a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.” (vv. 1-2)
One day King Jesus will reign and there will be no corrupt leaders among His service. Jesus will reign in righteousness and His people will respond in perfect righteousness. God’s promises and immutable character should comfort every Christian pilgrim. We can say with surety along with Corrie, her family, and the psalmist, “I have put my hope in Your Word.”
Grace upon grace,
Growing deeper: Isaiah 32