As whole cities and states come under quarantine and supplies run low, the jokes about COVID-19 have been replaced by serious prayers for our neighbors and nation. The world isn’t safe, and neither, according to C.S. Lewis, is God. Good, yes, but “safe”? The mountains shake before him! The demons run in fear of him!
But for me, and for you, the name of the Lord is a strong tower. A place where we can run in times of trouble. Like a child who pulls the covers over their head in a storm, there is a hiding place — a safe place in God.
He hedges me in behind and before. He stands before me as a shield. He sets me high above and out of the reach of my enemies.
And in that safety, under the shadow of his wings, he trains my hands to war, my fingers to fight. He reinforces my faith so that every flaming dart of the enemy aimed at me and my neighbor is snuffed out, extinguished, quenched. Victory is of the Lord. There is an unseen force fighting with me as he fights for me.
And I am able to smile down at my enemies from the protected tower of the Lord and know that their days are numbered, their defeat is imminent. I am safe in God.
Will you join me in that place? Will you push your fears and anxious thoughts to the side and step into the Lord’s comfort and calm?
We are the ones who will sing in the fire. We are the ones that will lift up the light, a shining beacon of hope in troubled times, calling others to join us in this secret, safe place in God.
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” (Proverbs 18:10 NKJV)
More Verses to Read
— Psalm 139:5
— Psalm 46:10-11
— Psalm 61:2-4
— Psalm 144:1-2