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My strength…

"I love You, Lord, my strength.  The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."  Psalm 18:1-2

Have you ever been in a tight place where you didn't know if you were going to make it out alive?  Ever been in a tight place where you realized you weren't nearly as strong as you thought you were?  If you haven't been there yet, just hold on.  I think too many times we have a little success here and a little success there, and we begin to believe that we can do anything at anytime.  King David had it all.  He had the good looks, he had the wealth, he had the armies, and he had the success.  But King David came to understand that there would be times when all of the material things he had would make no difference in tight places.  King David's strength would be tested, and even he would come up short many times.  He turned to his God.  In Psalm 18:1, King David says, "I love You, Lord, my strength."  He goes on in verse 2 to describe his God as his "rock, fortress, deliverer, shield, horn of salvation, and stronghold."  Those are some STRONG words!  Can you say that about your God?  Is He your rock?  Is He your shield?  Is He your stronghold?  I know you've read and probably even claimed Philippians 4:13.  But did you read the entire passage?  Paul said that he knew what it was like "to be in need" and what it was like "to have plenty."  In Philippians 4:12, he says, "I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."  And then we read in Philippians 4:12 what Paul believed through experience: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  Are you in a tight place right now?  Do you need the strength of God that can only come through Christ?  Call out to Him.  He can be your rock, your fortress, your deliverer, your shield, your horn of salvation, and your stronghold.  Lord, be my strength today.  Amen.

2 thoughts on “My strength…

  1. Amber Frost

    Jeff, thank you so much for all of these daily devotionals. It gives me the opportunity to spread His word to those that I work with. I have been passing these along (along with your link) so that people can be moved by His Holy Spirit that comes from you...hopefully they will experience the same thing. You have an wonderful spirit and an amazing gift of being able to spread The Word so that everyone will understand just how great He is. You are doing an incredible job at both our church home and on this blog. I thought this morning...Jeff probably has no idea how much of an impact he is making on people. (I know you have made an impact with His words in my life). Keep on spreading His word just like you have been doing. My favorite part about these blogs (and at church) are the ways that you use examples from your everyday life to help people understand. Not many people realize that the simplicity in life can also be an example of God's HUGE plans for our life. We just need to stop and see those things and the amazingness of it. Thanks for everything you have done to encourage me and show God's love for me and the wonderful things that He can do in my life.

    Amber

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    1. Jeff

      Thank you, Amber:) I just want people to be exposed to the truth of the gospel. As long as we keep lifting up the name of Jesus, salvation and revival is possible! Thank you for caring for and encouraging so many people around you! Keep it up:)

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