Our Stronghold

I need to escape to my stronghold, my place of safety, after a brutal week. How about you? Rough week, too?

Rough WeekWhether it’s family, health, work or financial issues, or more, I invite you to join me in going to a place of safety with which to escape for a bit. What is your stronghold like? If you don’t have one yet, what would you like it to be like? Mine begins with a window that overlooks trees and hills, the house is quiet, and I have a few chocolate chips near by. Then I focus my heart and thoughts on my place of safety and the one who keeps me safe.

My week was filled with many things out of my control, demanding extra time, more resources, greater complexity, some of which left me feeling used and abused. How about you? Bad news come your way at the worst possible time? Dealing with issues where you feel like it’s 2 steps forward and 10 steps back? Feeling like you don’t have the energy, time, resources to manage?

Go to your stronghold. Go to your place of rest, your place of strength, your place of spiritual, emotional and physical nourishment and just lay your burdens down for a bit.

I’m studying the life of King David right now, and am amazed as I read of his youth as a shepherd boy, who killed a bear and a lion with his bare hands, the many battles he faced, the triumphs over great obstacles, his defeat of Goliath the giant with a stone and a sling, and the choices he made throughout his life. Through it all, he is known as a man after God’s own heart.This amazes me.
In the book of Psalms, we read David’s poems, songs and psalms, many written when he was very downcast, lost heart, in despair and fighting for his life against overwhelming enemies. But when he goes to his rock, his stronghold, he finds God’s strength, comfort and love.

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”

-Psalms 18:1-2

Today, along with me, let’s make time to go to our stronghold, put our worries and cares down at the feet of our Lord and find rest, comfort, strength, deliverance and the guidance from the one who loves us so. I’ll be praying for you this week!

About Candace

Candy Dye is a Nurse Practitioner and teacher that loves everything about health, wellness, looking beautiful, and being with people who enjoy life and love to have fun!

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