God is our refuge and an ever-present comfort in every aspect of our lives. God has also given us each other to support, love and comfort as we go through this recovery journey together. Spending time in refuge with one another is an important part of our recoveries. The longer we’re in recovery, the more we realize how important it is for us to rejoice in our refuge with God.
David wrote Psalm 18 while taking refuge in a cave. His enemies were all around him and dangers were everywhere. Yet, he took time to praise God, saying that there was nothing that could harm him because God was in control. David knew that God was his refuge, shield, and strength.
Our recovery groups are like the cave where David spent time praying and praising God. We live in a world that is hostile towards Christ and His Believers. The enemy is ever present, waiting to attack us and lure us away from Christ. Our recovery groups provide us with a safe refuge from those who would cause us harm. But we know that our God is our strength and our salvation. He has given us a fortress to take refuge in called Christ-centered recovery.
Written by Jackell.