In seasons of overwhelming uncertainty, there is an encouraging promise given by God to every believer. Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous man run into it and is safe.” This verse is short and simple, but the promise is profoundly powerful.
So, the million dollar question is where do you run to when life knocks you down?
The reality is we do have a choice. They’re many different places we can look to find temporary peace and protection, but it’s only temporal. Let’s be honest, some of us including me have sought protection from our worldly hurts by running into temporary ‘shelters’ only to find that every source of worldly protection developed and promoted by man will ultimately fail us in the day of untimely or unwanted adversity, trouble, and pain.
Psalm 124:8 says, “Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 18:2-3 describes the strength that is found in God. “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.”
I could go on, but I’m going to stop right here….
If this message is speaking to your situation I want you to remember that you are not alone. We are all susceptible to life’s unexpected blows and woes. However, I want to remind you that God’s strong tower is always opened for your refuge, recovery, restoration, and rest. Never forget the world makes many promises, but it will always leave you empty and hopeless in the end.
Let me close with the Amplified Version Classic Edition’s rendering of this powerful verse: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.” This is the proper Christian posture for the child of God. My brothers and sisters, run to God today, be encouraged, and be strong; He has you covered and He will always have your back!