Our Go-To

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 A go-to is defined as someone or something that is regularly or repeatedly chosen or employed for reliably good results or the best person, thing, or place for a particular purpose or need.

When I think of Psalm 71:3, I think of a go-to!

Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort:

“Habitation” means dwelling place.

“Resort” means to go especially frequently or habitually. (Although whenever I hear the word I think of a holiday resort on a tropical island where you go to get away from everything. God is also a resort that we can run to for rest!)

In this world, it is so easy to get discouraged and depressed. Especially if we keep up with what’s happening. Or it can be our own life stresses and challenges that get us down. 

I am learning to remember this verse and go to God in those moments. If possible, I stop for a few minutes, open my Bible or Daily Light, pray, pick up a devotional or anything spiritually uplifting. If I can’t take the time out to do that, I can always silently pray and think about a Bible verse. God is waiting there for me and He’ll give me some encouragement. 

But it comes more natural to pick up my phone again and scroll. Or I endlessly worry and stress in my mind. But that is the wrong go-to! That is the way downhill to more stress and discouragement.

God is our Go-to! Are you going to your Go-to?

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