I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. – Psalms 18:1-2 (NIV)
We live in a time of insecurity and uncertainty. Many have come on difficult circumstances through no fault of their own, and most of us are wondering what changes we will need to make to make ends meet. It can be easy to look for our comfort and security in all the wrong places during a season such as this.
God grants us security that fluctuating markets and political turmoil cannot affect. This security is rooted in who He is, not what happens to us in this life. God loves us when we are poor and when we are rich. God cares for us when we are wounded and when we are healed. God is unchanging. He is the rock and the fortress that holds our hope.
I want to face this life without fear or faltering because of what is happening around or to me. It takes a daily reminder that the rock that can hold me safe above the stormy waves will not fail; that the fortress that shields me from a wayward heart and mind will persist forever. This gives me the strength to face each day with hope and perseverance and be a fortress and shield to my children.
Lord, help me rest in Your in the safety and security of Your presence. Shield and protect me from the ways of the world, even if they are in me. Give me the strength to watch over my children and guard them for Your sake. Amen.