The Safe Place

Lord, you will keep us safe; you will always protect us from such people. [Psalm 12:7 NCV]

This verse does not seem to makes sense when one considers the damages done, and lives lost, by tornados, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters. In truth, no one is safe from physical harm. Trials and troubles happen to everyone everywhere. Rains fall on the righteous and unrighteous.

So what are we to make of David's statement? I am not sure that he meant it this way, but I believe that the regenerated new heart is the spiritually safe place. A place that is untouchable by worldly, and even spiritual, forces. Such a place is where we are kept safe from things that wage war against our souls.

The issue however is that most of us live out of the unsafe place of our minds. The head is never kept safe from assault because it is susceptible to worldly influences. It is why we are admonished in proverbs to always trust in the Lord with all of our hearts instead of our relying on own understandings.

Teach us Lord to live from the safe place. I tough times help us to embrace our hearts.

... this devotion is part of a series about King David.

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