Monday, November 2, 2009

My Rock and My Fortress

Psalm 18:2

2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

I was reminded this week of an old haunting fear of mine. One that has plagued me for years. The kind of fear that is based unfortunately in reality and yet God delivered me from many years ago.

It is amazing how many emotions I felt rush back. Things like survivor's guilt, panic, peace and an overwhelming thankfulness. Yes, all those emotions at once.

Thankfully the peace, the joy and the love of Christ was able to rule over any hint of this old fear taking hold of me again. That is because of Christ. He has rescued me, He has set my feet upon solid ground. Given me a relationship with Him, a relationship with my husband, friends and a church that is like a fortress around me.

I think this week I had a glimpse of the past so that once again I am able to rejoice in the present and the future.