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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

OUR FORTRESS

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.” Psalm 62:5-6 New Living Translation
     Psalm 62 is a psalm of David that was written during the time of Absalom’s rebellion*. This is the 2nd time in the psalm that David announces that, 1) he will wait quietly before God & 2) that his hope is in Jehovah.
     A fortress can have walls from 8 to nearly 20 feet thick**, depending on the region it was built. The chances of an enemy blasting thru the walls of the fortress were slim to none. David calls God his rock, his salvation and his fortress. Nothing could have defeated David because he belonged to God. The same holds true with us today. Since God causes or allows everything that takes place in our lives, he can certainly make sure that nothing harms us. If we remain steadfast in our faith and trust in the Lord regardless of our circumstances, we will experience the peace of God that gives birth to hope. 
     The challenge many believers struggle with is waiting quietly. It takes a humble heart and a mature spirit to quietly and expectantly wait for godly results to materialize. It will happen when God knows it is the proper time and not before. The Lord understands our impatience, for we are truly no different than our own children in that regard. We must dig deep into the infinite resources of God’s Word to learn what it takes to quietly and patiently wait for the Lord, even in the face of some calamitous event. God knows what he’s doing at all times and will be that fortress wall for you if you will only rest in his presence. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.
* 2 Samuel 15-18

** https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_fortification

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