The LORD is My Rock and My Fortress

Today’s One Year Bible Psalm reading said this: “I love you O LORD, my strength.  The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  I call upon the LORD who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.”  Psalm 18:1-3.

When I think about the people I’ve had conversations with this week and even as I look at the things I’m facing in my own life… there are enemies.   Things that come up against us.  Things that simply just bring you down and can make for a very bad day.  Things like broken cars, a loved one who is sick, a job on the line or a lack there of, a bill that isn’t getting paid, relationships that are strained, an addiction that you are struggling to overcome, a loneliness that just isn’t being met, frustration that isn’t being covered with peace…  these are just a few things that I would consider “enemies” of life that can kill the life in you. 

Think about what (not who) the enemy is that you are facing today and pray about facing it as a person who loves the LORD, whose strength is the LORD.  Think about calling upon God to help you today and picture what it looks like to be in a fortress, protected, secured and safe.  Picture the biggest rock you can imagine and know that God is bigger than any boulder man has seen.  God is your shield and although life is hard and days can be difficult, you can rejoice because God sees you, loves you and has called you by name.

He is worthy to be praised.  May the praise of the Lord fill you today.

2 thoughts on “The LORD is My Rock and My Fortress

  1. This is refreshing and affirming!! Thank you, Suzie. We love to go to Joshua Tree every year and spend a lot of time on, in and around the huge rocks. It is so easy there to grasp a little of the image David was presenting. Lately I have been clinging to Psalm 91 and picturing myself resting in His Shadow. With the summer weather, I have enjoyed the pleasant restfulness of sitting in the shade and have been watchful of keeping Jacob in the shade. That picture speaks to my soul so well…the peaceful, safe result of staying so close to Him as to be in His shadow. It is so good to belong to Him!

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