Fortress

God My Refuge

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gift of lightLife has a way of reminding us that we are not smart enough, strong enough or clever enough to get ourselves out of a dilemma that we or others had something to do with creating. Everyone needs the security of knowing that when we get into a troubling situation that there is someone more powerful and able to help when we’ve exhausted our resources and stand powerless, in need of intervention. God is our refuge and He always has a good plan for our lives when we place our trust in Him.

“He will send from heaven and save me; He will put to shame him who tramples on me. God will send out His steadfast love and His faithfulness.” (Psalm 57:3)

My world suddenly changed a couple of days ago when the unexpected happened. I was reminded that God is my refuge. He is my strong tower that cannot be shaken. He is my protection from danger and steadfast love, faithful to meet my constant need for provision. My sure foundation when everything around me is changing, He is my Rock and the lifter of my head.

“O my Strength, I will watch for You, for You O God, are my fortress.”

“My God in His steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.” 

(Psalm 59:9,10)

God is our refuge and our strength, trust in Him to bring triumph over your enemies!

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God & Waiting

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A tree on the horizon, God-Waiting, google image

“You’re in good company” I heard God speak to my heart one day many years ago when I was asking Him how much longer would I have to wait for a particular prayer to be answered. To be honest, His words startled me until He began to bring to mind some of the spiritual giants in the Bible who were called to ‘wait’ many years before seeing God’s promises fulfilled in their lives.

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation.” (Psalm 62:1)

Waiting in God’s economy is similar to being prepared. During the early stages of being called to do something for God we are naturally eager to see the fulfillment, but God knows that we are not prepared to sustain it. For most of us our eyes are on being established and not on the God who establishes.

“He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress, I shall not be greatly shaken.” (Psalm 62:2)

Are you moving in the direction of God alone becoming your rock and your salvation? If yes, then your waiting season is bearing fruit. You are beginning to understand that there is a connection between your waiting, your preparation and the fulfillment of your calling.

“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him.” (Psalm 62:5)

Embrace the waiting and allow God to become your rock, your salvation and your fortress. When your preparation is near completion you will not be easily shaken and you will know that salvation comes from God alone.