The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
    he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
    he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
    because they take refuge in him.

Last Sunday was our ‘farewell’ service at the King’s church in Boston Spa. Then early on Monday morning my wife, Jilly, and I had to drive into Leeds, to St. James’ Hospital, where she had a consultation to have some lumps checked. Thankfully, everything was fine. I can’t say we went without any apprehension, but the sense of being carried on a bed of prayers, and of being in the Lord’s mighty Hand whatever, was an undergirding reality.

That morning we ‘happened’ to read this prayer from F.B.Meyer’s ‘Daily Prayers’:

”When the storms are high,

Lord Jesus may I feel you

near; as when you came through

and across the storm-swept

waves, saying, ‘It is I. Be not afraid.’ ”

I noticed that yesterday’s prayer for the day continued the theme:

”O my Refuge, outside of you

the waves are high and the

winds fierce, but in you I have haven,

protection, and peace. You are my

pavilion, my refuge, my strong tower,

the house of my defence, my shield,

and my great reward.”