"The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe." Proverbs 18:10
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
These verses are ones that can carry your through any Depression. In times of fear and sadness I cling onto the lyrics by "Kutless", "You are my Strong Tower, shelter over me, Beautiful and Mighty, Everlasting King, you are my Strong Tower, fortress when I'm weak, your name is True and Holy, and your face is all I seek." These words are perfect for what I am going through. At the beginning of this song he is wandering through the desert, he is overcome by fear, he is weak, and it is hard for him to carry on. In a time of weakness, nothing to lift him up and he still looks up and says that the Lord is his Strong Tower, that even though he was weak, his God was still strong. I don't build myself up to facing challenges and bashing fear as easily as I want to, I carry God in my heart so I know that no matter what I face I should not be afraid in the least because he is my tower, the strongest, wisest, most everlasting tower of them all. Do you look up at God and bypass fear and sadness and say, "I can carry on because you are still strong." The older I get the closer the more I grow towards Christ, as a teenager I ran from him, but as a mother and a wife his words are refreshing and I am always hungry to hear more. I'm not saying I don't have flaws in that relationship, I'm far from a saint and perfect follower of God, but I want to be as close to him as I can. Most days my devotion time is after I have prayed with our son and then start to lay down to sleep, I think it is because everything gets quiet and all that's left is my thoughts between me and God. I thank him for everything he has done for me, how strong he has made me, and lately I have been praying a lot about overcoming fear. I have fits where I'm overcome with fear and lose my way from knowing that he has a plan and that he will give me, if I ask the strength I need to endure through the challenges that lie ahead. I am finding the more I pray the more strength for the struggles I face and the stronger I am to face them. There is a solid structure, a structure unlike no other, that can be crushed by no one, that can not be shaken by anything, it will endure all things. That structure is a tower and it's not a tower that goes away, it is one that will never forsake you or leave you, it will stand strong to make you strong. It will lift you up until your standing on top of it, you will look down, see waves crashing against the bottom, but your feet will stay firmly planted on the solid rock of that tower. This morning two songs have been playing in my head and I have already mentioned the first and the second is the old hymn, "The Solid Rock." The chorus to this hymn is simple, just a few words, "On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand." Today and everyday friends, let's not let us fall in sinking sand, let's never let anything let us FALL AT ALL, let's look at the challenges, let them fade and let us stand strong on our Strong Tower, the tower of Christ. Have a good day everyone! :)))