The Shelter

David writes Psalm 121:1-2 and says, “I lift my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” There is a place of protection for the believers of Jesus Christ. A spiritual fortress in Christ that protects us from the attacks of Satan. The more we possess a true knowledge of our Father, the more accessible His provisions for us become. David knew of this stronghold. David writes in Psalm 18:1-2 and tells us, “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” He knew the Living God as a spiritual stronghold, a place of safety, and a mighty shelter.

Where do we find this shelter? It all begins by loving Jesus! John 14:21 Jesus says, “Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by the Father, and I to will love him and show myself to him.” If we pursue Christ in love and obedience, He promises to progressively reveal Himself to us! There is so much more to this relationship with Jesus than we can ever imagine. The Lord continually watches over our lives. He cares for us and He loves us with an everlasting love. He sees our unspoken thoughts and He knows the motives of our hearts. He know everything about us. But, He loves us anyway!

He is not only Creator, but He is our Father. We belong to Him, even when we don’t sense His presence. He is watching, working, and guiding us to Himself. His greatest priority is to renew us in His image. Where does your help come from? Who do you turn to when life seems to fall apart? I want to encourage you today to turn to the One who loves you the most. I have seen His strength, I know His heart, and I have experienced His love! Know what I this; He will not keep you from hard times, but He will see you through the hard times. Trust Him!