In Psalm 9:9, we read... "The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble."
When I think back to the many times, when I would attempt to find refuge in my problems; it was as though I was at a place that was broken down...a place that wasn't able to keep me away from the elements of the storm.
This place that I was attempting to seek refuge in, was similar to an old cabin in the woods; that was missing part of the roof, while no door was there to keep me safe from the evil that was attempting to take me down.
In my mind's eye, I could see the darkness that seemed gray and dingy, as I peered through the cracks of the walls. Finally, I came to a place, where I realized that I had taken shelter in my circumstances, rather than God. ALWAYS take refuge in God...and find Him to be a safe shelter, until the storm passes by...Amen!!