Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress. Psalm 71:3
I like The Message’s version of this verse:
“Be a guest room where I can retreat; you said your door was always open! You’re my salvation my vast, granite fortress.”
No matter how hard our lives can get, we need to remember that we have a haven to retreat to. In these times, we need to lean on God the most.
Be to me a strong fortress. What is a fortress? A fortress is a strong building that is impossible to get into. Think of God as our fortress. His stability is impossible to break. When we feel weak or need strength, we know we can look towards God to be or strength as he cannot be broken.
Over time our bodies may grow frail, but our confidence can become sturdier: “Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go.” We can trust that when we cry out and ask the Lord for healing, he always hears our prayers.
Prayer: Lord, be my rock and my fortress. When I am struggling, comfort me. Remind me to retreat to you in the good and bad times for you are my salvation. Amen.