My High Tower
Seeing the World from His perspective
“The Lord is… my High Tower and my Refuge.” 2 Samuel 22:2-3
My strong Tower rises high above the ground, offering an entirely new view of earth and its people. Its lofty shelter offers me peace and safety in the midst of all kinds of struggles. Whether I stand at the top or hide within His impenetrable walls, the troubles and turmoil of the world cannot reach me here.
Jesus is that unshakable Tower. My Lord has raised me up and seated me with Him in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 2:6) There He shares with me the perspective and the safety of His heights. In the wonderful peace of His presence, I can rest while He shows me His majestic view of the world and the people He loves.
From His high vantage point everything looks new and different. The Goliaths — the overwhelming giants below, which looked so terrible at ground level – seem tiny from up here. Why did I fear them so?
Through His eyes I see the people I love, those who hurt and reject me, those who misunderstand, those I cannot understand…. They look different from up here — smaller, more fragile…. Now I see God’s hand on them – His personal path for each, His chosen struggles to teach dependence on Him, His hope, His vision…. I see loneliness and pain in those who had seemed so happy and composed.
In the calm and safety of my High Tower, I turn all my worries over to Him. He is my strength and my defense. No need to fear when He is near. Instead I simply listen and learn without stress or distractions. When I delight in Him, My King smiles to me. He always has new things to share.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts,” He whispers. “Stay with me and learn my thoughts and ways.” (Is. 55:
In His nearness, my mind is renewed and my heart overflows with His joy. Filled with His Spirit, I’m ready to let His compassionate love reach out to others who need a refuge and hope. How can I bring them to my Tower? How can my walk on earth help others see the Tower through me? I trust Him to show me!
Precious Lord, my High Tower, let me rest in the heights with you every moment, even as I live and work in the world. Hide me within your walls, so that I won’t be hindered by my human feelings of anxiety. Be to me “a tower of deliverance” from all the enemies of your kingdom – fear, anger, anything that is out of harmony with your life in me. Let me see all people and things, not from my own limited earthly perspective, but from your high vantage point. Then, by your grace, I can lead others to your safety and strength. Thank you.