Oppression in many different forms can attempt to overtake the life of the Christian. Whether it’s sickness, emotional struggles or family concerns, at those times, the tendency is to search for a place of safety–a stronghold.
However, finding security anywhere other than in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will eventually lead to bondage. A stronghold will ultimately become a prison. But God’s objective for us is the freedom to walk in the Spirit and be conformed to the image of Christ in every way.