My strong 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 here.
Jesus is that unshakable Tower. My Lord has raised
me up and
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
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.... Now I see
God’s hand on them
His personal path for each, His chosen
struggles to teach dependence on Him, His hope, His vision.... I see loneliness
and pain in those who had seemed so happy and composed.
In the calm and safety of my High Tower, I
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 to share.
“For as the heavens are
higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts
than your thoughts,” He whispers.
“Stay with me and learn my thoughts and ways.”
His 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, my High Tower, let me rest in the heights with you every moment, even as I
live and work in the world. Hide me within your walls, so that I won’t be
hindered by my human feelings of anxiety. 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
strength. Thank you.