Monday, April 26, 2010

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

The hymn happens to be a favorite though it isn't one from my childhood. I have become familiar with it since my new birth. I have framed it and have it hanging in my office.

Just today I had a call from a war~weary soldier who was having a hard time seeing over the top of the curb. For some reason the Lord has allowed her to be buffeted repeatedly and with more things at once than you can imagine. I know a few who are facing severe trials. It is like the waves keep coming crashing upon the shore of their hearts, families, bodies...Lord have mercy and strengthen my friends!

I read her the hymn. All four verses. Click here to read the lyrics. Perhaps you or someone you know needs encouragement and a refreshing view of our eternal reality...

And though this world, with devils filled,
should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us.

This is our hope...that His truth WILL triumph through us. Get up into it! Don't lose hope. Don't let the devil disourage you. Rest in the loving, powerful arms of Jesus.


Heather said...

What an amazing post, Kathy. Very encouraging! Yes, you may use the story and I love your memories of you and your sisters :) It was the same with me and my two sisters. My grandma would put our hair up in rags whenever we slept at her huose.
Have a great day!

Edie said...

Thanks for this encouraging post Kathy. I know so many who are in need of this reminder that He is our Mighty Fortress, including me. :)

I love your new header! That is just too cute!

Have a great week my friend!