“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”
I’ve spoken, asked, cried out to the Lord all week long as to what I am supposed to write this week.
Hours from my deadline and still…nothing.
And then, as only God can, He shows up in my van, while I’m toting around sick children on life-or-death errands (Okay, slight exageration here). Aaron Shust came on His Radio to speak about the above song, the heavens opened up and angels sang as God clearly said,
“This. is. it.”
And as I sit here now, words flowing far faster than my stubby little fingers can type them, He is whispering (finally one person in this house who can use their inside voice) tell them. Tell them who I am. Tell them WHO I AM.
I’ve watched The Imperfect Wives Club
page on Facebook explode lately. It’s bursting with women in need, prayers needing to go forth to God’s throne, hearts, bodies and minds in need of His healing hand, marriages in need of restoration, souls in need of salvation, families in need of the balm of comfort from the Holy Spirit.
And as a part of the body, we lift each other up, we encourage with words, scripture and our own personal testimony.
But today, I need to tell you who He is.
Ladies, my sisters and precious friends whom I might never have the opportunity to meet apart from this gift of technology, He is our rock.
He is our fortress.
He is our salvation.
He is our refuge.
He is all those things so we can find rest in Him. So we can find hope in Him. So we can find out salvation, honor and trust.
I know that there are so many of you who are just so tired. Tired of the constant battle. Tired of having more questions than answers. Tired of feeling as if you are in the middle of Grand Central Station, yet all alone.
Ladies, let me encourage you. This is a verse you can truly abide in, camp out in it, even. Make yourselves comfortable in the shelter God’s word provides.
Don’t fight the battle alone. That’s never how God intended it.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone. (vs. 5)
In God alone. Not in (insert your name here) alone.
He alone is my rock, salvation and fortress. (vs. 6)
I love the next part of vs.6: I will not be shaken.
Let’s read that again: I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN.
I don’t want to be shaken, I want to stand firm in Him. Don’t you?
We trust in Him at all times, we pour our our hearts to him. (vs. 8)
Doesn’t that make you just want to do a dance and then run and find a quiet spot and pour out your heart to Him?
Ladies, it’s time to take inventory. Where is your hope? Who do you place your trust in? Are you shaken? Are you allowing Him alone to be your refuge?
Will you take a moment, for the sake of all that is dear to you, and pour out your heart to Him, the one who wants to fill every need that you have.
Praying that our hope is in Him,