You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in Your word. – (Psalm 119:114, NIV)
Hide me and protect me. I trust what You say. – (Psalm 119:114, ERV)
You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for Your Word to renew me. – (Psalm 119:114, MSG)
Quiet retreat, a refuge, is the very space I seek each morning as I wake to prepare for the day. It is in this silent span of the early hours, before daylight, that I invest time in His Word and find my hope renewed. Each day unfolds as it may, but every morning, I know is new, as I find rest and renewal through intentional time seeking the Lord and investing in His Word. May we remember where to find quiet retreat, and be refreshed in hope as we trust in the truth of God’s Word.
May we find retreat,
Place of peace in God;
Where hope is held fast,
And fears become calmed.
Our refuge of rest,
The God of all hope;
Always, He is near,
To thrive, not just cope.
So, let us seek God,
Our sweet space of rest;
Where minds are renewed,
And hearts are refreshed.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our place of quiet retreat and that we are renewed in Your Word. Forgive us for not seeking You in our need. Teach us to trust You more, as You are the God of all hope who is faithful forever, and You bless those who seek You with Your rest. Show us how to love those around us in a way that brings rest, refreshment and hope to spaces where it is needed most. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we come to You as our quiet retreat, and place our hope and trust in Your Word. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Yes, my soul find rest in God; my hope comes from Him – Psalm 62:5