This verse comes from a story of David, he is praising God and thanking God for protection and being free from Saul. He is in a state of gratitude for all that God has done for him through this time of trouble and for eventually getting him out of it as well. David calls God his fortress. A fortress brings to mind a medieval castle, tall stone walls to keep the city safe, a strong and commanding exterior, but within, those same walls give a comforting feeling of protection that the outside cannot hurt you.
God is this strong wall of protection, but also a comforting and safe presence. A place to be vulnerable and safe, to go when all else seems dangerous and scary. The world often seems to be a chaotic and uncertain place, with danger on all sides. God offers us a fortress to retreat to and feel safe, comforted, and protected. Much like how David sees God as his fortress, we too can celebrate how God is our fortress through our daily struggles no matter how big or small.
Hey God, thanks for being our fortress in our chaotic and uncertain lives, but also in the mundane, protecting us whenever and wherever we are in our journeys of life, Amen.
Sami George, LCM Student Intern
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.-Psalm 18:2