The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,

a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 9:9

God is your stronghold. God is your refuge.

Run to him for protection. Run to him for deliverance. Run to him for safety.

When you are afraid, flee to him. When you are hurting, look to him. When you are overwhelmed, call to him.

He cares. His eyes are upon you, like a loving father riveted to his son's first soccer game. His ears are attentive to your cry, like a grateful mother listening for the cry of her newborn baby.

Safety is not a place. Safety is not a possession. Safety is not a contract. Safety is not a retirement account.

Safety is a person, and that person is God. He wants to be your stronghold. He longs to be your refuge.

Look to him. Run to him. Flee to him. Put your trust in him, your stronghold and your refuge.