The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10
Dictionary.com shows a tower of strength as a person who can be relied on for support, aid, or comfort, especially in times of difficulty. I don’t know about you, but that’s how I view this verse. When trouble comes, which it does often, He is who I run to because it’s His presence, that offers safety and peace in the midst of stress and pressure.
How comforting to know that His very name does all that. I can call on Him and He answers me and shows me things I didn’t know. Simple things. Silly things. Things that you wouldn’t think I should bother the Great God about, but hey, He said I have not because I don’t ask so ask I do!
There was a time when the clock on my car had to be manually changed. Twice a year when the time changed, I would attempt to correct the time on my car to no avail. I had done it before, shoot, I had owned the car for 7 years so that’s a total of 14 times I’d done it. I knew there was something I was missing, but I just couldn’t remember. I even broke down and looked in the manual but it left me more confused than before I tried. So on my way to prayer that morning, I heard the Spirit say, ‘Turn on your radio! Now try.’ and it worked. I simply had to stop striving and listen.
Now that may sound silly to you, but God cares about everything that concerns me. He’s my hero, my strong tower, my place of safety I can run to anytime. There is nothing to large or small that He doesn’t want to be involved in with me. Where I’m weak, He is strong. When I don’t know, He knows. How thrilling to know that I have relationship with such a Mighty God.
Father, I love that you want relationship with me. Real relationship. Not surface stuff, but real stuff, the stuff lives are made of. Day to day, sharing everything good and bad, growing deeper in love with you. I’m so glad you adopted me as your daughter and are so patient with me. I ask you for wisdom in everything I do today. It’s in Jesus’ name. Amen