My Continual Habitation

(Meditating on Psalm 71)

I love how the King James Version puts it: Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort. The Lord God is David’s strong habitation, and He is mine, too. And I’m not saying it just because the Bible says so, but because I have experienced first-hand how to continually resort to God. Yes, even in sleeping hours. When one is sick and suffering, God, indeed, becomes a continual habitation: every labored breath, every faint heartbeat, every ray of hope, every thought that’s actually a thought-prayer, every earnest song the soul sings – rests in the comfort and security of this sure habitation that surrounds, embraces even, one’s being.

A habitation is a place where one lives. Even though one may go to a journey, always, one would come back to where one dwells. But with my Father in heaven, I see it more than that. I see that wherever I go, though I may journey far and wide, He, my continual habitation, goes with me.

If we make God our strong habitation whereunto we resort continually [uninterruptedly – whatever we do, wherever we go], then we are actually never leaving the comfort of a home. He then is the roof that shelters us from the storm; the walls that shield us from the plague and protect us from violence and danger; and the ground on which we surely stand. For in Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

Whatever season of life we are and even through our old age, He will be a shelter to us.

Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not… (Psalm 71:18)

Friends, believe in these promises, think about these things, let them be steeped in our hearts and minds, and we will find rest for our souls.

6 comments on “My Continual Habitation

  1. Joanie says:

    Yes, yes, yes, thank you again, Rina.!!! Hugs, Joanie

    • RinaPeru says:

      Thank you for sharing your story with us, Joe. Though you had to walk through that dark and cold valley, the Lord was waiting for you at the other end to show you His faithfulness, love and grace.

  2. Robert Moon says:

    Abiding in God for He is our dwelling place!

  3. Charlotte says:

    This reminds me of a song we used to sing in church a lot. “There is a habitation built by the living God, for all of every nation who seek that grand abode.” That is the opening line. Good post.

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