Psalm 31:3, 5, 7, 14-15, 21, 24 ESV - 3 For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name's sake you lead me and guide me; ... 5 Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God. ... 7 I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul, ... 14 But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, "You are my God." 15 My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! ... 21 Blessed be the LORD, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city. ... 24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!
When I think of a “rock and a fortress” I imagine the old European castles, with the tall stone walls and the moat surrounding, with the huge bridge that had to be let down for anyone to enter. The people inside the castle walls had to trust that there were no holes in the wall, and no weak spots where intruders could climb in or shoot flaming arrows.
There are no chinks or gaps or weaknesses in God’s “armor.” He is a fortress that is completely safe. That doesn’t mean that nothing “bad” can happen, the “bad” is according to my limited, human perspective. I do not know what God knows. I am not holy and righteous to only act according to my perfect character.
Imagine that the Sovereign of all creation sees my affliction, and cares enough to respond with assurance of His care. I can trust Him with every minute of my life, however long or short (again, long and short is from my limited human perspective) because He is Sovereign. God is able to carry out what He plans. His plans are always right. I am His child eternally, and this earthly span of life is but a span of my eternal life.
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