Psalms 9:9-10 (NKJV)
‘The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.’
Am not a refugee neither am I particularly presently oppressed in the physical; but in the spiritual, I am a refugee here on earth and I am always being oppressed by the enemy of truth and righteousness. So while this verse literally applies to those needing literal refuge from the evil physical wickedness of mankind to mankind, it also applies to us who refuse to make this place our final abode.
There will always be trouble for the refugee. He is seen as an outcast. No matter how much he tries, he is still a refugee. And he will be oppressed. The world system seeks to oppress the weak and the vulnerable. But we can have hope because of the promise of God, who is our refuge. We can hope and trust in Him and as we seek Him and call on His name, we will certainly never be forgotten. Amen.
‘Lord I say a big amen to that. Though they seek to oppress me and they sometimes may seem to overwhelm me, I will never forget my status as a refugee on earth and therefore my only hope for justice is in your name. Once I trust in you, I can bear the troubles and I can overcome the oppression because you’ve promised that I will not be forsaken. Thank you for this precious promise today. In Jesus name.’