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I just need to be reminded a few things today and I thought I would take you along on the journey.
First off, I need to be reminded that God is my Shield! Psalm 3:3 says, “But Thou, O LORD, art a shield about me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head.” I know from this verse that nothing can get passed my God without His allowing it. I also know that He is my constant source of protection and while His shield is about me, He reaches down and lifts my chin up so I can focus on Him.
Secondly, I need to remember that God is my Refuge! Psalm 62:8 says, “Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” He is my safe place. I can say anything to Him. He gets it. Psalm 91:2 says, “I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!’”
I’m also reminding myself today that God is my Strength! Isaiah 12:2 says, “Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.” If God is my strength, how can I possibly think of myself as weak? When the God of the universe is my muscle, well, all I can say is, “Wow.”
Fourth, God is my Deliverer! David says in Psalm 18:2, “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” My God will deliver me! The deliverance might come in unexpected ways and it may not look like I want it to. It might not even be the time I think it should be, but my God is my Great Deliverer!
Another thing that I need to be reminded of is that God is here with me! Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” I need not worry over anything if the God of the universe is present in my situation and this verse assures me that He is. He is here. He is always with me. Hebrews 13:5 assures us of this as well. It says, “…He Himself has said, ‘I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.”
Sixth, God is faithful! Deuteronomy 7:9 says, “Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.” I need not be concerned with whether God remembers His promises to me. He is faithful. He remembers and He will do what He has promised on my behalf.
Seventh, God is my help! Psalm 121:1-3 says, “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from whence shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber.” I need not look to my husband, my sister, my best friend, my children, or my own mind to figure things out, my God is here and He has it handled.
Another great reminder is found in Second Chronicles 20:15. It says, “… ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.” Verse seventeen of this same chapter says, “You need not fight this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf…” So, not only is God with me, not only is He shielding me, He is also fighting my battles for me. He wants me to see His salvation and the only way I can do that is by getting out of His way. I need to stand where He tells me to stand and let Him do His thing. He’s got it and just in case you are wondering…He wins. Every. Single. Time. My reminder for the day? God fights my battles!
Psalm 16:8 says, “I have set the LORD continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” That’s what I am choosing to do today. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, I will set the Lord continually before me. I tried this yesterday and it ended in epic failure, but His mercies are new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23) and I’m giving it another go because He is worth it. I’m going to print these verses and stick them on my forehead if need be because my God can be trusted and He says He’s got this. I’m believing Him for that.
I just needed these reminders as encouragement today and I pray that they helped you in some way as well. Isaiah 35:3 and 4 tells us to, “Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with anxious heart, ‘Take courage and fear not. Behold, your God will come…” So, if you know someone who needs these reminders, please pass it along. Oftentimes, we know these things in our heads, but God has to drive them deep in our hearts and we need brothers and sisters in Christ who are ready and willing to encourage us in that journey. Remember each other, but above all remember that God is your shield, your refuge, your strength, your Deliverer, your help; He will fight your battles. He is here and He is faithful…always.