“The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:9-10
One of the reasons we have Fighter Verses at Grace Church each week is so that we would use a promise from God’s Word to fight the fight of faith. We need constant reminders from the mouth of God that tell us who he is and what he does for us. Without them we will forget. Just as a professional fighter will practice moves over and over again so we must remind ourselves over and over again.
The Lord is a stronghold in times of oppression and in times of trouble. We all experience these times in our lives. A stronghold is a good place to be when the bullets start flying and the bombs start exploding. It provides a place of protection. It gives you the upper hand.
The way in which we seek God as our stronghold is through putting our trust in him, knowing him, and seeking him. We do not obtain protection in God’s stronghold by our own merit. The impenetrable fortress of God’s stronghold was built on the blood of Jesus Christ.
He opened the way to the Father where before we could have never come. We can take refuge because Christ paid our ransom. Your acceptance before God is not based on your performance but based on your position. This is the gospel. Let’s come before him and confess our sins.
“We sing of all You’ve done for us. Won for us. Paid for us.”