Devotion – Psalms 9

S – The Lord is a refuge for the persecuted, a refuge in times of trouble

Psalms 9:9 CSB

O – Commentary: The Lord God is their Refuge and Stronghold in times of trouble. The word miśgoḇ, used twice in verse 9 and translated both “refuge” and “stronghold,” suggests security and protection in a high, safe place of retreat

“Psalms,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures

A – Everyone gets tired.  Jesus went off alone to pray.  We all need safe places to vent and reflect on our daily challenges.  I recognize in this stage of my life the power of rest and solitude.  God is both of those  for me…along with trusted people who are walking with me as I go.

R – Lord, thank you for times of rest and reflection.  In you, I find strength, courage and hope.