There are things in life we understand from a distance and some things we experience first hand. I have been blessed because I have never been through a serious political upheaval where guns were a part of everyday life. The closest I came to living with guns was on a trip to Mexico where there were armed guards outside the compound.
However, I can imagine how difficult it must be to live in a region with war. In Nahum 1:7 NASB we read, “The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.” A stronghold is a military term. It talks about a place that is well defended; a place under the control of a particular group. If you are in danger and you can get to the stronghold, you will be safe.
David was no stranger to danger. He spent many years on the run because King Saul wanted to take his life. The historians tell us that this account was written towards the end of his life. When he reflected on the many battles he faced, he concluded, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer. 2 Samuel 22:2. Through his experiences, he found God to be a fortress. A fortress is a military stronghold. This was the secret to his success: He knew the Lord was his stronghold.
In our lives, we are constantly in danger. The enemy we face is real and his purpose is to destroy. If we remain in the open to engage in combat in our own strength, we will be defeated. The secret to success is to remain in the stronghold. The stronghold is fortified and well defended. David went on to say, “I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, And I am saved from my enemies.” Verse 4. If you find yourself under siege, don’t don’t stay out in the open, call on the Lord and because He is your stronghold; He is your hiding place.
Thought for Today: Friend, the Lord is your stronghold.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.
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Amen 🙏. God indeed is our strength, refuge, fortress, stronghold and our present help in time of trouble.
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