Saturday, October 11, 2014

Exceptional Security

Psalm 91:1-2 (NIV) Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

The following are the words of Lisa TerKeurst, author of The Best Yes and Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl from a devotion at (in)

I love that these verses give us a script to say out loud, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Isn’t it interesting the two words God is called here are refuge and fortress?

A refuge is a quick place you duck into to find shelter.  A fortress is a place that is built intentionally for the purposes of exceptional security.  The Hebrew word for fortress is metsudah with one of its definitions being an “inaccessible place”.

God is not just a quick refuge from the storm but He’s the place where fear no longer has access to me.

Fear can’t catch what it can no longer reach.

It’s not that bad things won’t happen to me or my kids.  We live in a broken world where broken things happen every day.  But as a child of God I don’t have to live with fear taunting and terrorizing me.

I now know I can feel afraid but I don’t have to live afraid.

I can say out loud, “God, You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  And then close my eyes and picture Him lifting us to a place where fear can’t catch us.

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