Words from the Heart for Friday January 27th, 2017
The Lord is my rock and my place of safety. He is the God who saves me. My God is my rock. I go to him for safety. He is like a shield to me. He’s the power that saves me. He’s my place of safety.
Psalm 18:2 (NIRV)
Place of Safety
The realities that we may face in our lives are not bigger than our God! The Psalmist is inspired by the Spirit to tell us the reasons why we can depend on the Lord. He is all of the things listed here for us…and so much more!
The USA wasn’t the only country that put new security measures in place following the attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001. Public Safety Canada was created in 2003 to ensure coordination across all federal departments and agencies responsible for national security and the safety of Canadians. Public Safety Canada has five Partner Agencies including the RCMP. As well, the Canadian Border Services Agency manages the nation’s borders. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service investigates and reports on activities that may pose a threat to the security of Canada. Correctional Service of Canada helps protect society by encouraging offenders to become law-abiding citizens while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control. The Parole Board of Canada grants, denies or revokes parole for inmates in federal prisons and provincial inmates in province without their own parole board.
Many people find mountains to be places of safety and security. Their grandeur and majesty provide beauty, but it is in how massively solid they are that people find comfort. King David lived in a land of mountains, but he understood that true security and safety lies not in the mountains, but in the One who created those mountains. If a mountain represents power and majesty, imagine what the Creator God who spoke those mountains into being is like. David often faced enemies from outside his nation and from within his own family. There were many who wanted his position and power. So he writes in Psalm 18:2: “The Lord is my rock and my place of safety. He is the God who saves me. My God is my rock. I go to him for safety. He is like a shield to me. He’s the power that saves me. He’s my place of safety.” In David’s day and for many centuries following, nations built forts out of rocks in order to hold back the enemies. David knew that while the forts looked secure, ultimately only the Lord God could preserve him. The Lord God was his rock. He knew he could trust the Lord who had saved him and would protect him. In a spiritual sense, it is Jesus who has saved us. If He was able to deliver you from death to life, surely there is nothing He can’t do to protect you.
These have been words from the heart.