The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, Oh Lord, will not forsake those who seek you. (Psalm 9:9-10)
A “stronghold” is a fortress, a place of refuge from invading armies and natural disasters. The word literally means “high place.” Strongholds are difficult to access, providing protection from one’s enemies. What if that enemy is a virus? God promises to be your “stronghold in times of trouble,” and He will “not forsake those who seek” Him. So in sickness or in heath, the Lord will be your stronghold.
How do you seek Him? Trust in His name (v9). The name that is above every name, Jesus (Philippians 2:9). Like David, recount His wonderful deeds on your behalf (v1). Maybe you haven’t survived a battle with a giant or escaped the clutches of an mad king like David has. But, God adopted you into His family (Ephesians 1:4). He freed you from the power and penalty of sin (Ephesians 1:7). He gave you the Holy Spirit, who is your guarantee of a future inheritance.
Take some time today to recount His wonderful deeds and “give thanks to the Lord” with your whole heart (v1).