This castle is an excellent example of a stronghold to illustrate the encouraging Bible verses in Psalm 9 - perfect for the Sandwich Generation

God is Our Stronghold Who Can Triumph Over Any Caregiving Problems

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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.

This castle is an excellent example of a stronghold to illustrate the encouraging Bible verses in Psalm 9 - perfect for the Sandwich Generation

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.

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  1. Blessings Kaye, It certainly is a JOY to be encouraged in God’s Word.
    I’m so sorry about all the extra health woes and will be lifting you and them in prayer. We can hold on to Our Stronghold in Jesus!
    I’m so thankful that He is and will be the stronghold for the oppressed, Our Stronghold in times of trouble, and we know His Name and place our trust in Him. Glory, glory, hallelujah!

    I’m so glad that the WFW blessed you as this blesses me so much! Confirmation is always nice. Being blessed as a caregiver is even better! May Our Lord be the stronghold for you in all areas where the other one wants to attack… You are strong in the power of the Lord.

    Great WORD! Great message! Love that church! Ohhh and is your pastor Kay Arthur or that is the study that you’re doing? Either way, I love Kay. She was one of my first spiritual teachers through her books; solid teaching! Lord, Help Me Stand… no matter what we may be facing in our families, You are able and we are also in Him… Thanks for joining us and adding us in. You have been an extra special blessing this week with the wonderful resources on Comfort and now this! May you enJOY a SUPER Spiritual Sunday as you SOAK in His Presence. God’s richest blessing on you and yours, Kaye…

    Love and prayers,

  2. This week i was blessed also by this WORD to srr and claim god as our stronghold!
    Soaking today also with you in God´s Word…


  3. Hi Peggy, I, too, love Kay Arthur along with Beth Moore and highly recommend both of their verse by verse Bible studies, along with those of several fave Calvary Chapel pastors, and a couple of other awesome pastors I’ve found. LIke you, I find that “soaking myself” in the awesome Word of God is definitely the best blessing around for all of us and is what He uses to keep me going no matter what. 🙂 Thank you for such sweet words of encouragement. Have a blessed and beautiful week full of His love 🙂

  4. yep, my Stronghold always! Thanks Kaye!

    • Judy
    • July 31, 2011

    Hello Kaye,

    Very nice to meet you. So thankful the Lord is my stronghold in times of trouble. What a comfortable verse indeed. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. My spiritual mother will be greatly missed.


  5. I like the fact that God Himself is our stronghold. He holds us and never lets us go! Nothing can separate us from Him.

    Charlotte/For Such A Time As This

    • Mark
    • July 31, 2011

    Our God is greater and He is stronger!!! there is no other god like Him!!!!! He sent Jesus to die for us on the cross!! That`s how much He loves us.

    • Shanda Oakley
    • July 31, 2011

    It is in completely diving into God’s Word that I find His truths and mercies new every time. I love the fact that he is our stronghold, our fortress in times of danger, our shelter.

  6. So comforting to know that the Lord does not forsake His own. I’ll tuck myself in with that. Thanks, Kaye.

  7. Who has God as his/her stronghold will never get lost because they are in good hands. 🙂

    • Mark
    • August 2, 2011

    Powerful words of wisdom! Thanks for sharing. God Bless:)

  8. Thank you for sharing this encouraging post, Kaye. When God is our stronghold, why should we fear anything?

  9. Amen Michelle, AMEN! 🙂

  10. Hi Judy, you are very welcome. What a sweet tribute to her. Talk about leaving a sweet spiritual legacy – a good example for us all 🙂

  11. Amen, Charlotte, AMEN! 🙂

  12. SOOOO true Mark – and such a blessing 🙂

  13. Isn’t it great how His Word is alive and speaks to us differently in times of different needs, Shanda. Such a sweet miracle!

  14. Thanks Janis. Have a blessed week 🙂

  15. Amen, Janett, AMEN 🙂

  16. Hi Mark, Praying you are having a great week 🙂

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