Themes have emerged through the year-
God as my shield,
my source of strength,
the One who is utterly trustworthy.
I’m still learning this one:
The LORD is a stronghold, shelter, place of refuge, lofty inaccessible place
For the oppressed, crushed, broken, beaten down, afflicted,
A stronghold, shelter, place of refuge, lofty inaccessible place
In times of trouble, suffering, distress, anguish, affliction, adversity.
And those who know Your Name put their trust in you, they hie to You for refuge;
with You they experience the safely and security that is felt when one can rely on someone else,
they hope in and will confide in You,
For You, O LORD, have never forsaken or abandoned
those who seek You, who follow after You.
The bits I’m learning keep showing up in the songs on The List, so here’s the next one,
Your Love Defends Me by Matt Maher.
Listen. You'll find the One who is refuge, well, strength.
Learn this truth in your soul.
And when the journey is hard, lean harder.