Running to Our Shelter
welcome to today's encouragement from our daily bread reading titled running to our shelter was written by Dave branon
 the sixth grade basketball game was well underway parents and Grandparents were cheering on their players while younger brothers and sisters of the boys on the team's entertained themselves out in the school hallway suddenly sirens blared and lights flashed in the gym a fire alarm had been tripped soon the siblings came streaming back into the gym in panic looking for their parents there was no fire the alarm had accidentally been activated but as I watched I was struck by the way the children sensing a crisis unashamedly ran to embrace their parents what a picture of confidence in those who could provide a sense of safety and reassurance in a time of fear
 2nd Samuel chapter 2 presents a time when David experienced great fear Saul and numerous other enemies pursued him that after God deliver David to safety The Grateful man saying an eloquent song of Praise about his health he called God my rock my Fortress and my deliverer when the chords of the grave and the snares of death hounded him David called out to God and His Cry came to God's ears and the end David proclaimed he rescued me in times of fear and uncertainty we can run to the rock as we call in God's name he alone provides the Refuge and shelter we need
 today's our daily bread devotional scripture reading is from 2nd Samuel chapter 22 verses 1 through 7
 David sing to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul he said the Lord is my rock my Fortress and my deliverer my God Is My Rock and in whom I take refuge my shield and the Horn of my salvation he is my stronghold my refuge and my savior from violent people you save me I called to the Lord who is worthy of praise and have been saved from my enemies the waves of deaths World about me the torrents of Destruction overwhelmed me the chords of the Grave coiled around me the snares of death confronted me
 in my distress I called to the Lord I called out to my God from his Temple he heard my voice My Cry came to his ears
 let's pray
 dear God when we are afraid help us to remember that we can turn to you for comfort and security and depend on you to meet our needs
 thank you Lord It's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today I'm Steven and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries