"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1
"I guess every form of refuge has its price." Henley and Fry
If your refuge is other's opinions:
Then you've built not on sand, but quicksand. For, when other's opinions change you'll find yourself sinking as you fight against the shifting opinions.
If your refuge is success:
Then you've built on the side of a hill. For, when the torrential rains come, the mudslide of failure will cover any remembrance of success.
If your refuge is a mind-altering substance:
Then you've built inside a balloon. For, someday it will pop or leak and your house will break into pieces.
If your refuge is your job:
Then you've built on the moon. For, when it is gone, you will find yourself unable to live in a hostile environment.
If your refuge is your pride:
Then you've built your house like a two-year-old. When mom puts up the blankets and pillows you'll be exposed to the world as an imposter.
If your refuge is isolation:
Then you've built your house out of paper-mache. When the cold loneliness sweeps in then you'll consume your very being for heat.
If your refuge is God's love:
You've built upon a stone. He is never changing. His love redefines success. His love fills our spiritual void. His love supplies all our needs. His love humbles. His love never leaves. His love never fails.
Mark B Weaver