Fortress. It is strong. Merriam Webster defines it as a place that is protected against attack. A fortified place. It protects the people who seek refuge inside its walls.
It is such a wonderful picture of our Lord and His ways. Why we can seek refuge in Him is no enemy can breech His walls. We know that our God is greater and stronger than any fortress built by human hands. As Chris Tomlin’s song says….Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God, you are higher than any other….. And if our God is for us, than who can ever stop us? And if our God is with us, than what can stand against?
We will face pain in our life. It will not defeat us. We will be discouraged and disappointed, it does not define who we are. We will come face to face with frightening situations, we will not lose our courage. BECAUSE God will provide the strength we need. He will never leave us or forsake us. He will NEVER make us face it alone. So my friends, my dear brothers and sisters, May we stand FIRM. May nothing move us. We have confidence in approaching God. Know that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. Anything. But how do we know if we are asking something in His will? The more we grow in His image, the more we become like our Savior. The ultimate goal is… His will becomes our will. We do this by each day seeking ways to have more of HIM and less of us. Lord, show us your ways today in every way.
May we know that we know…. HE IS LISTENING ~