“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 (ESV)
Who do you turn to in chaotic situations? Is there a significant person that you run to, or do you only rely on yourself? I have heard people talk about how they solely depend on themselves. Others say there is a significant person in their life that is called their rock. I have experienced both in my life.
There have been times when I put the responsibility of refuge and strength on another person. There have also been times when I have only trusted myself to fill the need. In both situations, I was unhappy and unfulfilled.
It’s easy to turn to ourselves or cling to others when in need or trouble. But since we are human, we are always let down. God is there and won’t let us down, but we have to seek Him.
Coming to God and depending on Him to be our refuge and strength is not easy, but I can say, from experience, that it is more fulfilling. The more we seek Him, the easier it gets.