Psalms 18:1-2 

1 I love you, O LORD, my strength. 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.

Ponder the words “I love you Lord”. How much time do we spend there? “You are my strength”. Is He your strength or are you your strength? I know He is way, way, way, way, way, way stronger than I am.

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, my deliverer”. Rock, fortress, deliverer, shield, salvation, stronghold. – sounds like solid protection.  Protection from what? The trouble of the world or from a battle?

Question – if you’re using these purely out of a defensive position, why? Go on the offensive, in God’s love, grace, peace, and strength. Live a life that glorifies Him, love the lost, love the broken, love the unlovable. Be the light. Boldly go where God is leading you. Go to battle as God is calling you.
Use God to recover from your battle wounds, not to subsist cowering in the world.

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