He is my Strength! In His Word


He is my Strength! In His Word 6-20-22

This devotional article was taken from the year 2004 and some things may seem off base with today but still it has a lot of good points!  Let’s check it out! In His Word- 63

               Things are going along well; you are praying every day, reading your Bible, bills are being paid, the food is on the table and God is awesome in this place. Suddenly things start to hit you; your car breaks down, you get an injury, your computer crashes, your paycheck at work gets wiped out before you receive it and reads the wrong numbers when reprinted…what do you do?

Lets look… In His Word!


I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress, and m y deliverer; my God , my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.

As for God His way is perfect; the Word of the Lord is tried; He is a buckler to all those that trust in Him.

It is God that girded me with strength and makes  my way perfect. He makes my feet like hinds’ feet , and setteth me upon my high places. He teaches my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. Thou hast also given me the shield of Thy salvation; and Thy right hand  hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great. Psalm 18: 1-3&30, 32-35.(KJV)


               We tend to feel like we are going through things alone at times, in our lives .  What we need to remember is that God is with us! We are not being left comfortless because Jesus promised that. We are never alone, after all wherever we go God is there to be our salvation from whatever it is, or whomever it is that is troubling us.

               He loves us. He loves each one of us so much that He, Jesus, died on the cross for us to clean away all our sins from our life’s story. That in itself would be amazing! But He did not stop there! He continuously fights battles for us! When we are crying out in pain from an injury to our physical body or our emotional self, He hears us. He responds even when we do not realize it.  Eventually we will look back and see the handiwork of God on our lives, and in our lives.

               Some of you reading this know that my first favorite scripture was Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-7

               I trust Him daily with my life, with my kids, with my husband and the rest of you! I trust Him to come through and heal, solve problems, effect financial outcome for so many of you each day and I know that He will do it!

               I know that my Lord is with me in all that I do, because I pray for Him to do so and be so.

               Still, as I am human and frail I have my own days of why God why, or when God when. I find there are times I wonder how God can sit and watch things happen in some of your lives and not just fix it up! I have even questioned in times past why God had forsaken me in my time of troubles. But I know in my head, and my heart that God is with me.

               So, what is the point to this testimonial type devotion today? Why am I rambling on about the wonderfulness and worries of knowing that God is with you, and me?


The first verse says it. “I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.”

               This time of year, many people celebrate lent, or Passover or Resurrection Sunday, commonly known as Easter. I want to reflect today on the fact that Jesus gave us strength in His Love. When we don’t think He is listening, we can look at the Cross-. We can know that He really does love each and every one of us, personally! He would have died if it were only for one of us, yet he died for all of us. Why? You might ask yourself; would Christ die for me?

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress, and m y deliverer; my God , my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. “  That is why. Because He is your deliverer! He is my deliverer! He died to deliver us from pain and sorrow beyond our understanding!

               We all know what a horn is, it is something that signals the approach of something. In this case salvation of our souls!  He protects us from ourselves at times, though we do not usually realize that until we are many years past a time when God changed our path in midstream. Or at least that’s how it seems at the time. He often times gives us a heads up of something of potential danger to us, or sometimes that horn may blow to alert us to rejoicing for Him! 

               What about a buckler? He is my Buckler! A buckler is someone who protects or defends! Yes Jesus does that for us all! He protects us from problems that are not seeable to us at the time, as well as those we see and ask for His help in! We can know that He also defends us.

               In a book I once read that was about the high tower that God is, I read that He lifts us up to a safe haven to keep us out of harm’s way.

               We are living in a time when many harmful situations come at us, we are living in a time of war. Not only the War in the Gulf, in Iraq, (today we can insert Ukraine here) but the war we live in from day to day is the war against evil.

               We have read the Bible and seen that Jesus wins, so we know we are on the winning side, but it does not always look or feel that way to us in our daily struggles. There are times we wonder if we are really listening to God or if we heard Him wrong and took the wrong turn. The one thing we can remember in all this is that He will return us to the path He set us on, even if our computer crashes and holds our works hostage!

               A week or so ago my computer did that! I came in and turned it on one morning to find that it did not want to comply. I attempted restart, and the few things I know to do and called my husband at work. He suggested what he could from there and we left it be for him to deal with. 

               I have to admit that was the longest day I can remember! Long because I did not get to go online and check my email, long because I tried not to bother my husband to see if he was getting anything to work, and long because I found I had a lot of time on my hands and only so much to do in it!

               I found that I could not hide from my shoulder injury by going on line and ignoring the housework I could not do. I found that I could not go online and research a subject I needed to find for schooling my children. I found that I had more time to read my Bible! (Although I do make it a habit to read it before going  online most days!)

               Now you have to realize that I could have just been going bananas wondering if my works would be restored. I could have been in tears throwing a fit getting mat at the computer! It dawned on me as my hubby labored over the computer that is still holding my work hostage that I had a peace. You know that peace you get from time to time that really makes no sense? That’s the one!  I felt such peace, and still do!

               A few days later I cried a little thinking of all the work I had done, but even that was not long because I still had that peace. The thing I cried about was the fact I would have to find the time to rewrite as much of it as I can! Aha! You say, and you would be right! I was lazy in my writing! I was thinking of the fact that I wanted things to go my certain way, to send things out in my timing, to write when I wanted what I wanted and continue on as such! But God’s timing is not my timing, He made my feet like hinds’ feet all right! I am prepared to do battle with the hands he has trained me to war with!  I will not go lazy in my writing again! I know my God has given me writing as my way to reach the lost, the weak or heavy-laden! I know that He has trained my hands to this!  My writing is not my own, but His! But somewhere along the way I think I stopped thinking in His timing and was impatiently wondering why my timing was not happening.

               I think that of it in another way as well… the enemy does not like that I use my writing for God’s glory!

Everything that I have written on my computer that came to mind that I would have to replace is ministry related stuff! God knows that I use it for His glory too! And God spoke to my heart a couple days ago, reminding me of something I had heard in church when Pastor Jeff was preaching. He said that God was going to restore to us that which was lost.


            At the time I felt God had spoken it to my heart, and even questioned that I had anything to be restored. I looked at selfish things throughout my life trying to see what physical things I wanted back. I could not find anything. But then the other day when He spoke it to my heart again! I knew! I know that even though I have not seen it, and the hard drive is sitting beside me on the desk wrapped and waiting for God to put into process the restoration, that HE will indeed do that!

Now this is not about me, though it sounds a lot like it at the time, this writing today is about how God will do what He says in His Word! He will protect you,  though you may not realize it at the time, He will remind you! He is our shield and our salvation!

               He loves us so much that He will stop at nothing to restore unto you the Joy of your salvation!

Because His way is perfect, not breakable, or fallible like a computer. All we need to do is trust in Him to take care of us, and he will be our buckler! He will protect and shield us!  He will put us in that strong tower to keep us safe from the enemy! That tower is PEACE!

Protection- Eternally- Always- Caring - Enough ~God loves you today, and He wants you to rest in His arms knowing that He really will restore it to you, He will protect you, and He will hold your hand in the times of trouble.

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for today, for your peace, love, hope and for just being there for each of us. Help us to trust you more and more each day. In Jesus name. Amen.


Suggested readings for the coming week:

Monday: Psalm 18-all

Tuesday: Psalm 17-1-15

Wednesday: John 14:1-26

Thursday: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Friday: Philippians 2:1-15