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I’ve been listening to one of my favorite pastors’ verse by verse Bible studies on the book of Psalms. It’s been such a blessing as I drive to and from babysitting grandchildren, especially since we’ve had some extra health woes plus are praying for extended family members – from young to seniors – who are going through tough times. What a joy to hear these encouraging Bible verses from Psalm 9:9-10 this week.
The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble; And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.
And what a double blessing this week to have also read Peggy’s Word-Filled Wednesday devotion at her blog, Amazing Grace, with these sweet words of encouragement:
“With the Lord as the stronghold of my life. Hmmmm… stronghold? Many of us connote ‘stronghold’ with satan and ‘pulling down strongholds.’ But here are 2 of 7 uses in the OT, where this is used as a metaphor of God’s defenses and protection.”
As she pointed out, I’ve always thought of a “stronghold” as being bad. How wonderful to know that I can turn to GOD to be my stronghold AGAINST satan’s strongholds of fear and worry – something we caregivers are so often assailed with.
Don’t you love it when God spotlights a special verse or a special lesson for something you are going through? As a busy Sandwich Generation grandmother, this was so uplifting to me and I pray it will be for you as well, no matter what you and your family may be facing.