[one_half]Beloved, I call your spirit to attention. Your Heavenly Father created you in His own image. You are precious and valuable to Him. There may be times in your life where you may endure oppression from the enemy. This oppression may seem like it is crushing you. You may currently be in a season of oppression; it may even feel as strong as depression. Even so, it is during these dark seasons that your hope in the Lord your refuge gives you protection as you seek Him.
Beloved, hear the Word of the Lord for you.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
And whose hope is the Lord.”
Jeremiah 17:7 (NKJV)
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed,
A refuge in times of trouble.
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You;
For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
Psalm 9:9-10 (NKJV)
Beloved, this Hebrew word for “oppression” means, “oppressed, crushed.” In Hebrew, this word for “refuge” means, “high place, refuge, secure height and retreat.” It comes from a root word, which means, “to be high, be inaccessibly high, to be too high for capture.” This Hebrew word for “trust” means, “to trust, to be bold, to be secure.”
Beloved, I bless you to hope in the Lord as your Refuge during times of oppression from the enemy. As you place your trust in your Refuge, and are lifted to a high place, I pray that you will be at a secure height—inaccessibly high from all attacks of the enemy. As you seek the Lord your Refuge, you are too high for capture by the enemy.
[/one_half][one_half_last]Beloved, I bless you to hope in the Lord your Refuge in times of trouble and distress. I bless you to be lifted to a high place in trouble. I bless you to experientially know the Lord your Refuge as a retreat during times of distress. I bless you to know the Lord your God as the Lord your Refuge. I encourage you to put your trust and hope in Him as the Lord your Refuge and to live from the secure height in the Lord your Refuge. I bless you with boldness that comes from being inaccessibly high when the Lord is your Refuge.
Beloved, there is truth from Scripture that the Lord will not forsake those who seek Him. I bless you with trust and boldness to seek Him always, especially during times of crushing and oppression, when there seems to be no end in sight. Hope in the Lord who will not forsake you when you seek Him.
Beloved, please turn your face to the Father and ask Him to teach you how to live in Him as your Refuge during times of oppression and trouble. Ask Him how to live boldly and securely in Him as you are inaccessibly high from the reach of the enemy.
Beloved, I bless you to experience the Lord your Refuge lifting you to a secure height where you are inaccessibly high from the oppression and trouble of the enemy. Blessed are you who trust in the Lord and whose hope is the Lord your Refuge. I bless you in Jesus’ name.
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