Do you need freedom from the worries and stresses of this life? Do you need strength? It is in God alone that we find true strength and freedom from the burdens we needlessly carry. Through God we have strength, protection and freedom.
…the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.
- “Strength” in this verse means “a fortified place, fortress, stronghold”
- The dictionary definition of “fortress” reveals more deeply what it means to have God as our strength and fortress:
- “a heavily protected and impenetrable building”
- “a person or thing not susceptible to outside influence or disturbance”
Wow! With God as our strength, we can truly embrace living as one who is “heavily protected” and “impenetrable” — “a person…not susceptible to outside influence or disturbance” and instead be a person living by the Holy Spirit, who lives in us and guides us as followers of Christ.
The Lord is my Light and my Salvation–whom shall I fear or dread?
The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?
In Christ alone we are strong. During these end times, let us trust in our mighty God who will guard and protect us even when we experience fear or are burdened by life’s trials and challenges.