Kept Safe: You Are My Strong Tower

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I am the One who keeps you safe. You tend to rely heavily on your thinking and planning, as if that is where your security lies. When you start to feel anxious about something, your mind goes into overdrive — searching for solutions, searching for security. All the while I am with you, holding you by your right hand.

Beware of trusting in yourself — which is foolish. Instead, walk in wisdom and you will be kept safe.

The essence of wisdom is to trust in Me more than in yourself or other people.

I stand ready to guide you with My counsel, so bring all your concerns to Me. When you are feeling confused, it may be helpful to write out your prayers, asking Me to show you the way forward. Then wait in My Presence, giving Me time to guide your mind while you focus on Me and My Word. You can whisper, “Jesus,” to help you stay focused.

My Name — representing all that I am — is a strong tower; those who run to it are safe.

Have you ever pictured Me as your strong tower? Your hiding place? How can this reassure you in your current circumstances? Let Me keep you safe.

Yet I am always with you; You hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward You will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And earth has nothing I desire but You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. — Psalm 73:23–26

He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe. — Proverbs 28:26

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. — Proverbs 18:10 NKJV

Excerpted with permission from Jesus Today Devotional Journal, by Sarah Young, copyright Thomas Nelson.

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Your Turn

Can you relate to a mind going into overdrive searching for solutions, searching for security? When that happens, stop and be reminded that Jesus is holding you by your right hand no matter what is making you anxious! We want to hear from you. Come share with us about replacing anxiety with trust in our Strong Tower! ~ Devotionals Daily

Sarah Young

Sarah Young’s devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 30 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Always, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence-each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

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