‘Machsi’, Adonai is my ‘Refuge’

20_christmas-countdownYou are my hiding place.
You always fill my heart,

With songs of deliverance.

Whenever I am afraid,

I will trust in You.

~ Selah lyrics

You are here Lord, right? Can I come and hide with you, if just for a while? Can a just curl up and call you Dad and sob in your arms? Can I rest my head against you and hear your heartbeat knowing you are sheltering me from the storm that is raging and whirling about me? At times Lord, this world is too much for me to try to process and you know I always try to process everything! You understand me, right?

Your Word says you know my innermost thoughts and even those of my enemies— I want to stay with you. I am safe here.

But Lord, I know your Word states that nothing can penetrate my camp because “you have hedged me behind and before, and laid your hand upon me”¹. You Lord, shared these Words so that I would know to be secure in You. I trust You are with me.

“…Adonai is my Rock, my fortress and deliverer, the God who is my Rock, in whom I find shelter, my shield, the power that saves me. my stronghold and my refuge…”²

Your name is Refuge, ‘Jehovah Machsi’.³

¹Psalms 139:5
² 2 Samuel 22:2-3;
³ Hebrew name for God, Jehovah Machsi – The Lord my Refuge (Shelter); Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— Psalm 91:9 ESV

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