My Refuge

Jesus is my refuge.

He’s my encourager. The one person who I know will never let me down. Even when things don’t work out the way I want them to, I know he’s got my back and my best interests at heart. As someone who can suffer from depression, he came to me at a time when I was at my worst and showed me real love, he showed me healing, he showed me trust. He showed me life. Everlasting life!

Even though I was undeserving (and still am) and I’d turned my back on him, he found me and rescued me. And continues to show me his mercy by strengthening me and blessing me every day. After all Jesus doesn’t promise flower-strewn pathways or peace without pain, but strength for the day, grace for the trials, and a safe journey home. Jesus is my refuge!

Stephanie Porteous attends St Matt’s on The Corso in Manly