When all around us gives way and begins to crumble, our man-made walls. And we are left standing in pile of rubble and dried up mortar. It was our walls and our “home” that we tried so hard to build. We didn’t know how unqualified we were to take on such a project. So often we feel like we can handle things on our own, but when life crumbles, all that we have built up crumbles too.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it, unless the Lord guards the city, the watchmen stays awake in vain.” (Ps 127:1)
For so long you have been camping out behind walls and an image that you have tried to build up. We build on shaky, unstable ground. We build in vain. When God is the one building our “house” we receive the benefit of peace and security.
Let’s let Him fashion our walls, building us up with greater purpose.
Lay down your tools.
Lay down your pride.
Lay down your defenses.
Let God build you back up.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” (Ps 91:1-2)
We don’t have to build walls only to watch them crumble. We don’t have to be afraid because we have a refuge from the storm and He is Mighty. He will be our refuge and our strong tower. Let Him whisper these words to you:
Run to me.
Rest in me.
Dwell in my shadows.
And then go forth empowered from on high.
Don’t fear the things thrown at you by the enemy; I will be your shield.
Set your love on me and know I will deliver you and build you back up better than ever!