Friday, May 9, 2014

Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock, my fortress!

This verse has been in my head for a while now. 
 I would love to say I had memorized this verse and so therefore it brought me comfort.  But I had not memorized it.  It has brought me comfort though.  
The words, "The Lord is my rock, my fortress...." was all I have heard. 
 Those few words have helped me.
Funny how God's word does that for us. Even only knowing part of a verse can do good.
His word is powerful.  (His word is worthy of me memorizing more scripture! lol) 
He has been my rock.  He has provided for me and for my family in ways that I never 
could've imagined. And really in ways that make me want to tell what He has done.
I treasure each provision.  Grateful for the love of our heavenly Father.

So yesterday I had those few words on mind again so I finally stopped
what I was doing and looked it up.
  And as tears rolled down my cheeks, this is what I read:

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
 my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
  He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.   

Every line makes me stop.  Every line holds weight of its own.
  It holds hope.  It holds my weaknesses.
And oh how weak I am!  I NEED Him to hold my weaknesses.  I find so many times that I just can't do it.  How thankful I am that when I call on Him He hears me.  
He's actually waiting to hear from me. This is what He does.  
Our profession is what we "do".  Our personality type is who we "are".  
A giver gives.  A hugger hugs.  An encourager encourages. A funny guy makes you laugh.
It's what they "do".  
Well this is what God does.  This is what He is.
He is my rock.  He is my fortress.  He is my one who saves me.
He is the one who gives protection.  He is the one who makes me safe.
Safe and in good hands.
Here's to hoping these words will encourage you today.
What about you?  Do you have any special verses or words that encourage you?
You just may encourage someone else by your response so please do! :-)