Ps 118: 5 Out of my distress I called on the LORD;
the LORD answered me and set me free.
6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
7 The LORD is on my side as my helper;
I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.
9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in princes.
Just read the line "The Lord is on MY side" and ponder it. How, really, can this be true? How can the Lord of the universe, the Creator and Sustainer of all life, be on my side and be my Helper? There is nothing I have done to deserve this, yet His Word says it and it is true.
When God is on my side there is no other that bring refuge apart from Him. All other places of refuge seem like prisons when compared to Him. He is our peace, our shelter, the place we can run to in every circumstance to find comfort in trials and pain. He is it. There is none like our God.
What a promise for our weary souls. What a joy to know that He delights in His children and cares for each one. We need to remind each other of this. We must meditate on His goodness and care for us; recite His promises; tell of His greatness. He is our God.