The Lord is Your Strength

The other day as I was listening to some calming worship music on youtube and while journaling there came a verse on the screen:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

        -Psalm 18:1-

      “I love you, O Lord, my strength”

I instantly grabbed my Bible and opened it to that verse to continue reading the rest of the chapter. Little did I know that (Psalm 18) was exactly what I needed today! God really spoke to me through each verse I read. God is truly so great! Verse 1 reminds me that my strength comes from the Lord. I shouldn’t try to rely on my own strength because my flesh is weak, whereas my God is strong, mighty, and is wanting to fight my battles for me. He has the victory!

-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.”

Not only is the Lord my strength, He is my safe place- where I take refuge. He is my shield, so in other words, when lies come my way, when the enemy’s attacks strike me, He will protect me and guard me. But only if I am prepared. My church is currently in a series called “The Fight Against Evil”, and my youth pastor has talked a lot about how before we are attacked we need to be prepared! Prayer and our Bible are the most powerful weapons, but only if you know how to use them.

(Ephesians 6:10-19) talks a lot more about this, and I encourage you to study and take a closer look at the verses! It is important to know how to use the armor of God. Honestly, I didn’t understand how we were supposed to put the full armor of God on, until one of the sermons at my church was explained this way:

“Before you leave your house, or step out of your bed to start your day, go to God in prayer, and ask Him to guard your heart, mind, and body from what may come
your way.”

Published by Sydney Stars

Hello, my name is Sydney and I am a teen in high school. I love the Lord Jesus Christ, writing, art, photography and much more. I am a Christian and my favorite bible verse is Psalm 113:3 "From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised"

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