My Fortress

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Have you ever wanted to just run away and hide from life? Inexplicable tragedies, political bickering, and economic hardships piled on top of daily stresses and strains make life difficult! We know God’s in control, but we can’t always feel His presence. That’s why we need one another and a strategy for faith-filled living!

Dozens of Scriptures remind us of God’s protective care, and hundreds of verses call us to fear not! But good theology and nice words aren’t enough. Only a personal friendship with God transforms the words in your mind into realities in your life. Listen to David’s conversation with God as recorded in Psalm 31:2:

Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily; be my rock of refuge, a Fortress of defense to save me. For You are my rock and my Fortress.

David’s life was full of trouble, and he needed more than hearsay, more than knowledge about his ancestors’ relationship with God. He needed God as his friend – and so do you. David declared what he knew to be true “God, you are a Fortress”…and then he pleaded for God to make it personal for him. Friendship with God is the Fortress you need to overcome life’s trials.

As your Fortress, God is your safety and strength – providing immediate protection when trouble comes near. He is a secure shelter, not a fantasy or a whimsical hope. Christian belief is not a retreat from life’s difficulties. It is a solid place to stand in the midst of battle…a protected place to gather the troops and fight the enemy forces. Jesus was clear – in this world, we will have trouble, but we are soldiers of the victorious King (John 16:33; 1 John 5)!

Take heart, friend, your difficulties are there to bring your faith to life. You can live securely knowing God is your Fortress and victory is on its way.