Psalm 46:1-3 (MSG)
“God is a safe place to hide,
ready to help when we need him.
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,
courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
Before the rush and roar of oceans,
the tremors that shake mountains.”
I saw this billboard in Dulles Airport — minutes before we embarked on our trip to Europe. Of course it captured my eye. I looked at Rob and said — “Oh no, our computer is NOT our fortress. God is our fortress.” Having written “Rock-Solid Families: Transforming an Ordinary Home into a Fortress of Faith,” I have a real affinity for the word fortress. So, what happens my first half-hour in Paris? Rob and I accidentally leave our 5th bag (carrying my Mac laptop and all ticket vouchers for the museums on our trip) in the taxi. All I could think about was this billboard. “Lord, I know my computer is not my fortress, but it is my new MAC!” I sat down, in a very disturbed state, while Rob took over. He became my strong fortress. O me of little faith. To make a long story short (because Rob is ready to get on the road for our trip to Lauterbraunnen, Switzerland — as am I), God intervened and a very honest taxi driver brought our 5th bag to our hotel. To God be the glory.
As my trip of a lifetime continues, there HAVE BEEN and WILL BE more opportunities to rely on GOD, MY FORTRESS.
Today, as you move through your day, I pray that God is your FORTRESS. You can rely on HIM. Rest on HIM. Reach out to HIM. Stand fearless at the cliff-edge of your circumstances.