Life is not easy, let’s face it. There are trials and sorrows on this side of glory. People, we love, let us down. Our loved ones get old, sick, and die. We feel lonely, at times. Those who are supposed to love us speak evil of us. Our children aren’t where we think they’re supposed to be. So, how do we deal with these overwhelming emotions and not be overtaken? Simply, by taking refuge in our strong tower-the LORD. The Bible says in Psalm 61:1-3 KJV, “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the trials of this life? Are you full of sorrow? Are you in a battle you can’t seem to win? Run to the strong tower-the Lord Jesus Christ! He will keep you safe. Proverbs 18:10 in the King James Bible says, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” The key is to run into the arms of the LORD during our times of trials, sorrow, and afflictions. Our tendency is to seek some form of human help, rather than God’s help, which is why we end up feeling defeated. People may mean well and may do their humanly best to help, but there are battles in this life when only God can help. The good news is He never lost a battle!
It helps to remember what the Bible says in II Corinthians 4:17 KJV, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things that are not seen; for the things that are seen are temporal; but the things that are not seen are eternal.” What a blessed promise we have in Romans 8:28 KJV, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Are you a child of God through the blood of Jesus Christ? Then, run into the strong tower until the storm is passed.