My Refuge, and My Fortress

Linking to Word A Day: North

Sorry, I decided against posting a picture, I hope you’ll understand.

It’s 1:30 a.m., Monday morning. I want to write a blog post, but I’m not sure what to write, or where to start. Psalm 91 is all I can think of.

Our Sunday morning started off like most, we attended church. Saturday, I got a call from a local shop stating that I’d won a prize in a drawing; so, after church, we headed to the store in Chesapeake to get it. We had plans to return home afterward and work on some things around the house. It was nearly 70 degrees, and hubby suggested we go to Starbucks for frappuccinos and sit outside to drink them first. Everything was so Perfect. Then, we headed home, north on Battlefield Boulevard. 

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty…

For He will deliver you…
Sunday, we were delivered.  

He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge…
Sunday, we found a sheltered place, there is no other explanation. 

You shall not be afraid…
Sunday, when it sounded like all hell broke loose…  

A thousand may fall at your side…
Beaten and battered cars littered the street behind and on both sides of us, six in all, several occupants taken to local hospitals.

Only a spectator shall you be…
Sunday, when the noise finally stopped, we stepped out of our vehicle, unscathed, 

Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place, There shall no evil befall you…
Only the rear bumper dented by flying debris.

For He will give His angels charge over you…
For quite some time now, I’ve stated this in a prayer of thanksgiving whenever I get behind the wheel of a car. 

Having been rear-ended twice when stopped in traffic previously, and still bearing the pain in my body, I needed a promise I could cling to when getting behind the wheel.  

So, are you in Good Hands? Where do you place your trust?

If you believe in the power of prayer, would you join me in seeking healing and speedy recovery for the injured ones?  





36 thoughts on “My Refuge, and My Fortress

  1. Patti, you were most fortunate. Yes, I will add my prayers for these injured to those of a close family member who was in a car accident over the weekend and suffering a very serious back injury.


  2. Patti, I read about that accident online. So thankful that all you incurred was a dented bumper. That must have been SO scary to witness! Praying for those who were injured.


  3. So glad that you and your loved ones are okay and definitely joining you in prayer for those others who were injured. We do have a God who protects us and there are so many days that we don’t even realize how safe we are in His care. Not that nothing will ever touch us—as Christians that is not our promise. Our promise is one of hope and peace and compassion and love. So blessed by your post today—I know it was not easy to write but one that was in you waiting to come out. Sending hugs and of course, prayers.


  4. i read about that wreck and had no idea you were in such close proximity. Thank God you guys weren’t injured and lifting the others in prayer.


  5. Patti! I’d heard about that accident, but it never dawned on me that you might happen upon it. So thankful you are unharmed!

    And praying for those that were…


  6. Amazing how small this world becomes in an instant. What would normally be a random article about an unfortunate car accident, becomes something that hits home – finding out a blogging friend was involved.
    Patti, this post is beautiful. Your line by line account of verse and life experience is powerful. Prayers for everyone.


  7. He surely held you in the palm of His hand. Sounds pretty miraculous to me, to be unscathed in the midst of it all. So sorry I hadn’t read this earlier. (((((HUGS)))))


  8. How very scary and how quickly events can unfold. So grateful you are safe. I’m only reading this now, and so grateful again so many friends have already lifted you up and those injured. Psalm 91 does offer perspective. Prayers for you, your husband and those injured.


  9. Patti, How blessed you were! I love the scripture verse you shared. I need to type it out and glue it to my dashboard. Why? Because I have totaled two vehicles (the most recent 2 yrs ago) and now find it hard to even get behind the wheel. I hate to drive, I need to go places, and it is a quandary. This will help. Thank you for being here just when I needed you.

    PS: If you want to know…I got here via Nancy at dogear6.


    1. An accident leaves one with a bit of trepidation, I was so nervous to have anyone behind me for a long time. I’m glad His words came for you in a timely manner. What a blessing it is to be the messenger! Thank you for sharing your experience with me. It’s nice to know there is purpose in all things. And thanks for letting me know you found me through Nancy, I recently found her blog. Have a blessed day, and fear not. 🙂


  10. I’m glad you escaped injury, and add my prayers for the others involved.

    Interesting side note, I Googled “Chesapeake car accident” to find the details and half the listings were for attorneys ready and willing to help you sue somebody. Just in case you need to.


    1. Oh, yeah, we have lots of attorneys here. Their tv commercials are over the top. We’ve always been treated fairly by the insurance companies we’ve dealt with. Well, except for the rental cars they provide that are supposedly “comparable” to one’s own car. Thanks for stopping by!


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