“My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my STRONGHOLD and my refuge;”
The words in 2 Samuel 22:3 are taken from a song David wrote to the Lord when He delivered him from Saul, who had been trying to kill him. In 1 Samuel 24:22 after an encounter with Saul, we are told Saul went home, but David went “up to the STRONGHOLD.” A stronghold was a high place, a refuge, a place of retreat, and for many years, it was David's safe house. In his song, he praises God for being a STRONGHOLD; a high place and refuge to which he could return and find safety. Do we know God as our stronghold? If not, He invites us to come to Him. He is high and lifted up. He is safe. We can retreat to Him in prayer and find safety from our fears, wandering thoughts, and the fiery darts of the enemy.
Lord God, I praise You, my STRONGHOLD. Thank You that no matter the time or day, I can retreat into Your presence.
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