My Strength and My Fortress

Today I woke up remembering 9/11. It’s still as vivid in my mind as ever. The one thing I always remember was that feeling that this was this end. I thought we might lose our lives as more attacks came. I was scared, but I was also ready in my soul for whatever was coming. I was amazed that deep inside of me, I found the strength to face the moment. I realize now, it wasn’t me. It was my hope and assurance in God.

When David knows Saul has sent men to kill him, I imagine him sitting there, writing this in Psalm 59: You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely. Men surrounded David’s house. They could kill him at any moment. That’s why it’s so powerful to think of how David considered God as his True Fortress. God was his Strength, and he knew he could rely on Him.

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