Saturday, October 10, 2015

Your Fortress and Refuge


Whether or not they realize it, all people lean on—depend on—something: physical strength, intelligence, beauty, wealth, achievements, family, friends, and so on.

All of these are gifts from Me, to be enjoyed gratefully.

However, relying on any of these things is risky, because every one of them can let you down.

When your circumstances are challenging and you are feeling weak, you tend to obsess about how you are going to make it through the day.

This wastes a lot of time and energy; it also distracts you from Me.

Whenever this happens, ask Me to open your eyes so you can find Me in the moment.

"See" Me standing nearby, with My strong arm extended toward you—offering you My help.

Don't try to pretend that you have it all together or that you're stronger than you really are.

Instead, lean hard on Me, letting Me bear most of your weight and help you with your problems.

Rejoice in Me—your Strength—and worship while leaning on Me.

Stay Strong!

"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."
—Proverbs 18: 24

"But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God."
—Psalm 59: 16–17

"By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff."
!zzz —Hebrews 11: 21 NKJV

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