Dear reader, are you going through troubles of various kinds in your life? Is the enemy putting pressure on you to run away from your situations and escape through the seemingly easier ways of the world? Are you tempted to quit like Elijah or Peter? Is the enemy suffocating you through fire, water, storms or thunder in the form of lion-like bosses, failing health, financial crisis, job loss, bereavement, uncertain future, hatred, gossip, false propaganda and the like? When the Lord is your stronghold, you do not need to be afraid of these weapons used by the enemy to make you stumble. If you hold on to your Lord and renew your trust and dependence on Him, the darts of the enemy will not touch you. When you are tempted to see the fierceness of the weapons of the enemy, focus your attention on the glory of the Lord who is with you. His power encompasses around you to protect you from the attacks of the enemy. Keep your eyes on Jesus and open your ears to His strengthening messages. Hold on to His promises. Prayerfully wait for His deliverance at the right time as in the case of Joseph and Peter. See how He will put out the power of fire around you through His loving embrace. His glory will be your cover of protection in times of trouble. Today He comes to remind you that there is absolutely no need for you to be afraid of your troubled environment because His salvation is on its way to keep you going without deterrence of any sort. You can be rest assured that our Lord is our salvation or deliverance and that through His strength, we can weather away the storms that blow against us. These experiences are the Lord’s ways to make us stronger and focused. Remember, gold cannot and need not fear fire. Today let us renew our confidence and trust in such a God who is our refuge and strength.Psalms 27:14 – Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He (The Lord) shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.Thought for Today
The Lord is your moving stronghold as you walk with Him.