Deuteronomy 33:27 (NLT) The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. He drives out the enemy before you; he cries out, ‘Destroy them!’
In this verse, Moses declared that God is our refuge, our only true security. According to Noah Webster’s dictionary the word refuge means:
shelter or protection from danger or distress
In today’s society, it’s so easy to entrust our lives to temporary things; perhaps money or a career just to name a few. Hear me, I’m not saying these things are bad but, when we put our trust in things such as these, we develop a false sense of security. Money and an upwardly mobile career can be gone in an instant but God will never leave us…”His everlasting arms are under us.”
everlasting: Lasting or enduring forever; eternal; existing or continuing without end; immortal
God is our eternal refuge.
eternal: Without beginning or end of existence; immortal; everlasting
He always holds out His arms to catch us when the shaky support we trust in collapses around us. I like the simple reminder of the promise this verse gives. There is no storm I face (or you face) that will ever destroy me when I take refuge in God. Just like Peter’s walk (Matthew 14:22-33) on the water, as long as I keep my focus on Jesus, I know I will not be consumed by the tumultuous “waves” this world can produce.
I pray you find comfort and strength in this truth today.