21 Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord will rescue his servants;
no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned. Psalm 34:21-22
The last two verses in this passage present us with an interesting contrast: foes of the righteous will be condemned while the righteous will take refuge and not be condemned. So then, what does it mean to take refuge in him?
What does it mean to take refuge from a storm or from the rain? Those who flee one nation or part of a nation to go to another are called refugees. Why? They are being sheltered and taking refuge in the good graces of their new home. Their new home is able to handle the load of refugees in a crisis and take care of them as if they were their own, and sometimes better.
When was the last time you took refuge in God, when you ran to Him in a crisis? Perhaps a better question might be when was the last time you ran away from evil into His arms? Have you ever considered that it’s a bigger deal to God that we run to Him than it is for us to run away from something?
Put another way, I don’t think we understand just how much He cares for us.