We do not live in fear of others when we are truly in the Lord, and know it is God who is our refuge and strength in this life (Psalm 46:1-3) God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
When the storms of our life seem to overwhelm us, we know that God is not far from any one of us and is a true shelter from the storm! (Isaiah 25:4,5) For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against a wall. Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
We read that in weakness we are made strong, for it is the Lord that becomes our strength when we completely rely on and rest in him! Paul learned this vital message on the road to Damascus (2 Corinthians 12:9,10) And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, them am I strong.
Oh how Moses and the Israelites sang unto the Lord when they saw the Egyptians overtaken by the red sea they had just crossed upon dry land, for they knew it was not by their strength but by the power of God did they triumph over their enemy! (Exodus 15:1-6) Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone. Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy…… (Psalm 118:14-17).
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Yes and amen… even forever more.
You have said well! I second the thought. Blessings Always.
Thanks for the reminder of who our strength is. Praise God!
Amen Brother. We are on the same page! Many Blessings.
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We must remain constantly diligent unto the Lord. After the sea collapsed on the Egyptians, a month later they were at Mt. Horeb before the Lord agreeing to the covenant presented to them, then when Moses came down from the mount after 40 days, they had already made for themselves a golden calf. We must stay in meditation on the Lord and his commandments trusting in Him all things, lest we forget His great sacrifice and slip away into convince. Psalm 119
Excellent example how people can be within Gods covenant only to forget all the good He has done for them. This so reminds me of the blind faith so many have even today and have to see to believe. Stay Strong!