Meditating on Psalm 144:2
God is called “my stronghold and my deliverer.”
One surrounds you in the midst of difficulty while you are in it. The second pulls you out of the difficulty.
God doesn’t always deal my struggles issues and problems the same way. Sometimes he keeps me in them but protects me. Sometimes he pulls me out. He does this all for the greater purpose of building our trust in Him and conforming us to Christ.
I need to accept both methods of His presence.