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strong Tower rises high above the ground, offering an entirely
new view of earth and its people. Its lofty shelter offers me
peace and safety in the midst of all kinds of struggles. Whether
I stand at the top or hide within His impenetrable walls, the
troubles and turmoil of the world cannot reach me here.
is my High Tower. My Lord has raised me up and seated
with Him in the heavenly places.”
(Eph. 2:6) There He shares with me the perspective and the
safety of His heights. In
the wonderful peace of His presence, I can rest while He shows me His
majestic view of the world and the people He loves.
His high vantage point everything looks new and different. The Goliaths
overwhelming giants below, which looked so terrible at ground level
tiny from up here. Why did I fear them so?
His eyes I see the people I love, those who hurt and reject me, those
who misunderstand, those I cannot understand.... They look different
from up here —
more fragile.... Now I see God’s hand on them -
personal path for each, His chosen struggles to teach dependence on Him,
His hope, His vision.... I see loneliness and pain in those who had
seemed so happy and composed.
the calm and safety of my High Tower, I turn all my worries over to Him.
He is my strength and my defense. No need to fear when He is near.
Instead I simply listen and learn without stress or distractions. When I
delight in Him, My King smiles to me.
always has new things to share.
as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than
your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts,”
He whispers. “Stay with me and learn my thoughts and ways.”
His nearness, my mind is renewed and my heart overflows with His joy.
Filled with His Spirit, I’m ready to let His compassionate love reach
out to others who need a refuge and hope. How can I bring them to my
Tower? How can my walk on earth help others see the Tower through me? I
trust Him to show me!
Precious Lord,my High Tower, let me rest in the heights with you every
moment, even as I live and work in the world. Hide me within your walls,
so that I won’t be hindered by my human feelings of anxiety. Be to me “a
tower of deliverance” from all the enemies of your kingdom -
anger, anything that is out of harmony with your life in me. Let me see
all people and things, not from my own limited earthly perspective, but
from your high vantage point. Then, by your grace, I can lead others to
your safety and strength. Thank you.
Sam. 17:26, 32-47; 2 Sam. 22:2-3, 51; Ps. 18:2, 61:3,
Is. 55:8-9; Eph.