The defence against constant bombardment is saturation in the word, to hide ourselves in God while the storm rages. That way God will shelter and protect us and be our shield and guide. “But despite Jesus’ instructions, the report of his power spread even faster, and vast crowds came to hear him preach and to be healed of their diseases. But Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer” (Luke 5:15-16).
In order to remain full of the spirit of God, in order to be able to minister to others, Jesus knew the answer to prevent burnout. He often withdrew in order to pray and to connect with God in the wilderness. Sometimes we become bombarded by the cares of life and constant exhaustion and distractions can drain all of our energy. This makes it easy for the enemy to attack our minds and filter in fears, anxiety and depression. In order to reconnect with God, we have to pull away to be alone with God, to communicate with him and to be refilled.
God is our hiding place and the only way to shelter from the storms and cares of life is to find rest and shelter in him. He is never far away and it is the noise and chaos of life that drowns out the voice of God. He will not compete with our busy schedules or overly saturated minds in order to speak to us. We have to make time for God and seek him to find refuge in him.
“God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear” (Psalm 46:1). Take yourself away from the daily distractions of the noise and the crowd to pray and communicate with God. He will comfort and shelter you and protect you from the attacks of the enemy.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3).