I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Our theme of God our strength … our fortress … our refuge … our shield … and our salvation continues! What a powerful word we have from the inspired pen of King David!
Oh, there is someone … perhaps many who need this word this morning! You are fighting battles that are beyond your own understanding … beyond your own strength … beyond your own abilities. They are battles that belong to the Lord! You do not have to carry them! You were not meant to carry them! God is wanting to show you HIS power … HIS strength … HIS love and care for you … to build your faith … to increase your trust in HIM … and Him alone! For our struggle is not against flesh and blood. (Cf. Ephesians 6:12) And the weapons of our warfare are not of the world; on the contrary, they have divine power to demolish the strongholds of the enemy. (Cf. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
I encourage you to take every thought of defeat captive and to make it obedient to Christ. Through prayer, seek God and allow Him to be your stronghold and fortress … your shield and strong tower. Go to Him in faith and trust that He is your rear-guard. No weapon formed against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord. (Cf. Isaiah 54:17) This is my prayer for you this morning … for those who are in spiritual battle. Take refuge. Find rest in the Lord Jesus. He said, “Come unto me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Cf. Matthew 11:28) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (Cf. John 14:27) Yes, receive His peace this morning! He is watching over you…. Amen.