"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
My heart is aching for the families in Florida. I find in these times that I especially need to daw near to God and find comfort in him. Read Psalm 46 if you need comfort today. It helped me a lot.
I like to take a break from social media when something tragic happens because there is generally nothing good being said but I felt like I wanted to get on here to say just a couple of things.
First of all, there are a lot of people coming down on us saying that we need to stop saying "our thoughts and prayers are with them." That "praying doesn't help," "it's no use," and that "if you really cared you would do something."
Don't let these people stop you and get you down. Kindly, those people couldn't be more wrong, and I pray that their hearts may be softened.
So I want to encourage you to pray. Pray for peace and comfort for the families affected. Pray for their community to support and uplift them in their time of need.
In the area of doing, keep on pressing on raising your families for the Lord. Reach out and help in any way you can if you see an opportunity. We need strong Christian loving families. This world so desperately needs to see Jesus's light shine through us.
Don't hide. Shine your faith. Pray.
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For those who are hurting and suffering, please be stronger, and remember that God will take care of everything 🙂❤️ I pray for you... #GodisGood#GodisOurRefuge
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
I find myself questioning God a lot lately. Asking “how can He do this?” Or “why is he doing this?” Or even “if there really is a God then why is there so much hurt?” Millions of thoughts cross my mind. I’ve said some awful things over these last few months. I’ve broken to points I can’t even begin to express on social media but those closest to me know. Something came across my screen today, a video of Sadie Robertson explaining how she was able to change her life by one simple passage in the Bible that opened her eyes and her heart.
God never ever said there wouldn’t be bad. But what He did say is that He will be here with us through every moment of the bad and He won’t leave us, not even if we wanted Him to. Not even if we don’t feel him one moment. He’s there. He will always be there.
Hearing this. And reading this passage brought me so much peace. Peace that I needed to feel. I love our God so much. I want others to love him too. Through it all I still feel him constantly trying to lift me back on my feet, and my stubborn self tries to fight him by kicking and screaming and saying awful things. Even then....He didn’t leave me. No matter what I said or did, He is always here.
I hope this post alone helps someone else out there like hearing this helped me today. One foot in front of the other, with Jesus walking every step with me because through it all He is still a good, good father. I love you all so much. ❤️❤️ (I wish I could say I drew this, but I didn’t, I found it on Pinterest 😉 )
God is a tower of refuge for those who put their trust in him. Proverbs 18:10 ‘The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe’. #proverbs#biblejournaling#godisourrefuge
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7 .
For those who trust in Him, God is our Stronghold.
Stronghold means a place or means of safety, protection, refuge, fastness, harbour, human protection.
It is the place we run to when all around seems to give way. He alone can give us the strength we need. And He has provided all we need for a secure eternity in Jesus. ‘On Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand’
Be still and rest in Gods nature. To rest and be calm does not mean the storm is no longer all around you, it means that the storm is no longer within you. “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Come, behold the works of the LORD, Who has made desolations in the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge.”
Psalms 46:1-11 NKJV
Deuteronomy 33:27 - "The eternal God is your refuge..." I cling to these words tonight, as the last few weeks, I've been struggling with fatigue, headaches and dizzy spells. I need a break from feeling wretched 😫 Every day, I get up determined to make the most of my day.. attempting to keep a positive attitude and get something accomplished.. sometimes it's just getting the kids to school on time with clean clothes on their backs and a lunch packed, but hey, I accomplished something 😁 My prayers go out to those who are struggling.. with whatever it may be, may we all find refuge in our Savior's arms 👼 #theroadhome#justme#sharingmystory#journeybacktome#chronicpain#psoriaticarthritis#bible#deuteronomy#godisourrefuge#believe#havefaith