Monday, October 22, 2012

a place of refuge

Have you ever noticed that the enemy doesn't seem to tire? He shows no signs of fatigue. He shows no evidence of weariness. He just keeps right on attacking over and over again. Making those same little jabs at the same areas of weakness. Poking his nosy self into places that he has absolutely no business being in. And I am so sick of him.
I am so thankful that I am a child of the King. I am so grateful that my sweet Lord, who is the Master over my life, is far greater than the enemy could ever think about being. I serve a God who is ALL power. ALL authority. ALL knowing. ALL everything. And He can send the devil running with his tail between his legs with just the very sound of His voice. That's the God I serve. And I love Him so much. I draw such strength from the knowledge of His Superiority and His great love for me.

"In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence; 
and His children have a place of refuge."
(Proverbs 14:26)

He is my refuge. My fortress. My strength. 

At times like this, when my heart is burdened and my spirit is heavy, I depend so heavily upon the Lord to be my help. He is so good to be a soothing balm to my heart and a good medicine to my soul. His Word is my comfort and I devour it hungrily in search of His voice speaking to me through the sacred pages of scripture. And He never fails me... Never.

"Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be
not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will
strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; 
yea, I will uphold thee with the right
hand of my righteousness"
(Isaiah 41:10)

I can face whatever lies ahead. No matter how hard the journey or how difficult it is to cope with the situations as they come, I know that He is with me. I don't have to fear. I don't have to be dismayed. Because my God - the God of all flesh - is with me. And He will hold me up and strengthen me and give me grace upon grace to make it through the fiery trials without even smelling like smoke. Praise You, Lord!


And He blesses me with these precious faces:

Sweet Laylah Beth
Bryton, Laylah Beth and Sawyer

Sawyer Blayne
Bryton Cody
My precious Mikaela - so grown up...
Eli - what a sweet fella!
Sweet Silas
Mercie loving on her baby brother Titus
Titus - 12 weeks


Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Precious pictures of your grandchildren Beth!

NanaNor's said...

Dear Beth, I stand with you, so thankful we have an all Powerful God who will move heaven and earth for His children. It sure seems that the enemy loves to hit us when we are weak but in Him we have strength. Thank you for your prayers last week. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you today.
I also think your grands are so precious and many look like you.
Love you. Noreen

Nana Jul said...

I think those same words came from my mouth today about the enemy! He's makin me mad!! But GOD!!
HE is so faithful to give a WORD at just the right time! This morning I got Chariots & Fire...2 Kings 6:16-17 so that's what I'm praying! Zech 2:5 & 4:6...
Greater is He who is within you than he that is in the world!!
Love you Beth..Hold onto HIM!!