Kids can make a fort out of just about anything! All that is needed is a little imagination and a few props. There was not only room enough in this fort for my two grandsons but their mother as well. Surprisingly, she stayed in there after the boys lost interest. Maybe not so surprisingly! It was quiet and peaceful there. It was even warm with the protection from drafts. After even just a few minutes inside, she came out looking happily refreshed!
Today’s verse describes God as a fortress and refuge. David’s house was being watched by Saul’s men as they laid in wait to ambush and kill him. David prays for deliverance not only from his enemies (verse 1), but from their slander, curses and lies (verses 10 & 12). He recognizes that God is his strength and that he can rely on Him (verse 10). David’s confidence in God being his strength, fortress and refuge is so strong that he can sing! He praises God in song for His strength and His love.
In times of trouble, I need the warmth and protection of HIs strength and love. Actually, I just need Him all the time. But it is when faced with hard times that I realize my need. His presence fortifies and strengthens my resolve to stand firm and resolute. His love reminds me that He is in control and will not allow me to be overwhelmed. His strength can be mine when I run to Him for shelter. I am His. I belong to Him and whatever I am facing, nothing is too hard for HIm.
Lord, I will sing today of Your strength and love!