We were half a mile from our campground and speaking loudly to the elders of a village in Afghanistan. We were offering them humanitarian help and at the same time gathering information. We knew that we would be in danger upon being outside of our campground. Anything could happen and the enemy could attack at any moment. The war is something that can make us fearful. However, there was something that made us feel safe. It was knowing that we were close to our campground, which was surrounded by thick and high walls and with watchtowers in the four corners with soldiers watching at all times. If there was an attack against us, what we had to do was run or go to the campground and call on the radio or shout to open the doors to enter. Once inside, we were safe and protected by the thick and high walls and the towers. No longer did we have to fear the enemy.
Proverbs 18:10 says, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
God is our strength and fortress who always is near us. In moments of trials, anguish, catastrophes, or chaos we can turn and run towards our strength and security that is our Lord. He always is and will always be there, waiting with his arms open wide, ready to deliver his children that come running from the battlefield. You and I are his children and the Lord is our Father. He is fast to console us and always defends his own. In His arms, we are invincible. There is no power on this earth that can touch us. The devil can throw us his darts, but they will not be able to penetrate the walls of the great love of God for us.
The world, with its battles, can fight in front of our doors but will get tired of fighting, because nothing can penetrate the fortress of God. Once we are inside of His powerful protection, we are safe and saved forever.
“Lord, today I come to you from the battlefield. I am injured and weak. I need your protection and care. In your love, I rest safely and know that everything is going to be fine. Open the doors of your love now. OH Lord, Allow me to be safe in your arms forever, Amen.”
Waldemar Mendoza – American Soldier