To enter God's refuge, we must first call out to God. Psalm 91:15 says, "He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him."
For the life of me, I can't figure out how this
calling-on-God thing works, but it does.
The Bible tells us to walk by faith, not by sight, and this is one of
those times when we can't understand why something works, we can only trust in
God and then be delighted when we experience it.
For centuries now, Christians have poured out their hearts
to the Lord and found treasured moments of refuge. This is incredibly good news. We don't have to get out a map, calculate how
far away each one of the cities of refuge is, and then embark on a
journey. We don't have to drive to a
monastery. We don't have to call a
minister. We don't have to wait until
the next church service. The front seat
of our cars will work nicely. Our
offices, our homes, our construction trailers -- they're all as good as the
most elaborate cathedral. We can access
the refuge of God anytime, anywhere. All
we have to do is to acknowledge our need, move from self-sufficiency to
dependence, and ask God to become our hiding place.
-- Bill Hybels in “The God You're Looking For”