I had a dream where we were riding on Air Force One. As I was standing inside we were in flight. I noticed how solid the floor was. Then someone chimed in saying that Air Force One was made so that no matter what storms or winds came the people inside would not notice it. Then I went to the back of the cabin finding the resting places – beds that were plush and very nice to rest on. I took some time to test it out saying it was wonderful.
Our God is the best! When we take our flight in Him, we have a refuge and resting place in the heavens with Jesus. We can stand with confidence knowing that He has us covered and taken care of no matter what may happen on the outside. He is our refuge. He gives us solid ground to stand on. We can stand securely knowing that He is a solid rock for us.
There are many words for refuge: defense, high place, high tower, fort, a cliff or other inaccessible lofty place. No matter what is happening we can take refuge in the Lord. He is a safe and secure place. His is "high place".
He is too high for our enemies. We can truly hide in the cleft of the rock of God. He is inaccessible to those who do not know Him, to the enemy of our souls. The devil cannot gain access to our lives when we are hidden in Him. We cannot be found because we are hidden in this lofty inaccessible place.
The actual word for "rest" is from the Hebrew h4771 – margoa'; a resting place. God is our resting place. He provides a place for us as we stand in His ways holding to the paths of His Presence, those ways of God that have stood true from generation to generation.
As we walk in the ways of God we find rest for our souls. When we understand that His ways are higher than ours, then embrace them, we find a peace that passes all understanding. The God of peace crushes satan under our feet.
2 Samuel 22:47 "The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation."
Our God is the Rock. He solid, immovable, unshakable, never ending and never changing. His Word endures forever. Heaven and earth will pass away but His Word will never pass away.
We can stand strong know that the substance of His Word is unwavering. His Word is Truth. Jesus said when we build our house on the rock of His Words that storms will rage all around but our house will stand and not be shaken.
Everything that can be shaken will be shaken, but if we are found in God's Air Force One we will be safe, secure and able to stand and rest in the midst of the worst conditions. Just as Jesus rested and slept in the boat when all the storms were breaking in all around, we too have that same blessed rest in Him.
John & Brandi Belt
Overflow Global Ministries