the World from His perspective
“The Lord is...
my High Tower and my Refuge.” 2
Tower rises high above the ground, offering an entirely
new view of earth and its people. Its lofty shelter
offers me peace and safety in the midst of all kinds of
struggles. Whether I stand at the top or hide within His
impenetrable walls, the troubles and turmoil of the
world cannot reach me.
Jesus is that unshakable Tower. My Lord has raised me up
and seated me with Him in the heavenly places. (Eph.
2:6) There He shares with me the perspective and the
safety of His heights. In the wonderful peace of His
presence, I can rest while He shows me His majestic view
of the world and the people He loves.
From His high vantage point everything looks new and
different. The Goliaths — the overwhelming giants below,
which looked so terrible at ground level - seem tiny
from up here. Why did I fear them so?
Through His eyes I see the people I love, those who hurt
and reject me, those who misunderstand, those I cannot
understand.... They look different from up here —
smaller, more fragile.... I see God’s hand on them - His
personal path for each, His chosen struggles to teach
dependence on Him.... I see loneliness and pain in those
who had seemed so happy and composed.
In the calm and safety of my High Tower, I can turn all my
worries over to Him. He is my strength and my defense.
No need to fear when He is near. Instead I simply listen
and learn without stress or distractions. When I delight
in Him, My King smiles to me. He always has new things
He reminds me that,
dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.'"
nearness, my mind is renewed and my heart overflows with
His joy. Filled with His Spirit, I’m ready to let His
compassionate love reach out to others who need a refuge
and hope. How can I bring them to my Tower? How can my
walk on earth help others see the Tower through me? I
trust Him to show me!
Lord, let me rest in the heights with you every moment, even as I
live and work in this fallen world. Be to me “a tower of deliverance”
from all the enemies of your kingdom
anger, anything that is out of harmony with your life in me. Let me see all
people and things, not from my own limited earthly perspective, but from your
high vantage point. Then, by your grace, I can lead others to your safety and
You, my Lord, my Strength and my High Tower.
Samuel 17:26, 32-47; 2 Samuel 22:2-3, 51; Psalm 18:2; 61:3,
144:2; Isaiah 55:8-9; Ephesians 2:6