Tangible truth, in my mind, means that I can wrap my life around it. There is substance that has deep meaning. Let me take Psalm 9:9 for an example. It says, “The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”
Let me lead you in a thought progression. Refuge in the Strong’s means: a shelter, protection, fortress, a hope, a place of trust, a shelter from storm. From this definition of refuge nine verses came to mind.
Before I go further I want to go to James 2:15. It says, “If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them…be warmed and filled, but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?” It doesn’t, unless you give them something tangible.
If I am outside and it starts to rain, it does me no good to say words but I don’t move out of the rain. However, if I run under a shelter I won’t get drenched. To say, “God is my refuge” but continue to worry, doubt, or negative dialogue, what does it profit?
I have to move my present destructive thoughts to wrapping my mind around Tangible Truth. In that case I would repeat my truth, “You are my Refuge” and immediately lay hold of the Lord through the reservoir of verses that are hidden in my heart. I would ‘dwell’ in them through faith, declaring their truth in my heart to bring it up into my thought process.
Our heart is our belief system. If what I believe does not match with the truth of God’s word, I need to throw it out! I do that by renouncing it, which means to disown it. LIke Paul with the deadly serpent, I need to ‘shake it off’ so that it doesn’t continue to cling and permeate with its poison.
Psalm 71:3 says, “Be my Strong Refuge, to which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, for You are my Rock and my Fortress.” I capitalized the way I would think about God as my Refuge.
Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our Refuge and Strength, a Very Present Help in trouble.” Saying the words profits nothing, unless we wholeheartedly believe that the Lord truly is One we can hide in. We ‘dwell’ through our thoughts fully engaged by the power of His word that will not return to Him void.