God is Our Stronghold.
Living in another country far away from loved ones is unsettling at times. But God is our Refuge. “I will rejoice and be glad in Your steadfast love because You have seen my affliction; You have taken note of my life’s distresses” Psalms 31:7 AMP.
Have you ever been in a situation you were not able to participate as much as you would have liked?
Mom was rushed to the hospital last Friday; her sugar level was in the 400s, high blood pressure was at a stroke level and she was severely dehydrated by the time she arrived at the hospital. She was stabilized over the weekend.
Praising Jesus for mom’s recovery and for His strength to get me thru the weekend.
I am singing a new song this morning for His saving power and grace were on display and palpable (Psalm 98:1). “But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength. Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning. For you have been my stronghold and a refuge in the day of my distress.” Psalm 59:16 NASB.
I typically feel powerless and heart-broken when I am unable to be at mom’s side during her medical emergencies. She is frail and her health is deteriorating every day. In these unfortunate circumstances, no one has any control but God does. He is our Great Physician and Stronghold who orchestrates every detail of life’s unforeseeable moment.
Just remember one of His promises, friend, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT.
If you are worried about a loved one today, just know the Lord is watching over his or her care at this instant. He protects us, loves us unconditionally and has the best future for all of us.
God is able to do what he promises (Romans 4:21) and so much more. He certainly surprises me quite often.
Psalm 21:13 “Be exalted, O Lord, in Your strength; He will sing and praise Your power.”
Psalm 5:3 “In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.”
Psalm 88:13 “But I, O Lord, have cried out to You for help, and in the morning my prayer comes before You.”
Psalm 59:9 “Because of His strength I will watch for You, for God is my stronghold.”
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