Jehovah my strenght

Belgian Christadelphians

Jehovah my strenght, armour and refuge

Jehovah is my strength

God is my armour and my refuge

Trust In God

“I will say of Jehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in whom I trust.”

(Ps 91:2 ASV)

“I will say of Yahweh, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” (Ps 91:2 KJBPNV)

What do we do when we are in trouble or when we find our circumstances are out of control?

One of the best things about being a father is learning from our children. In a child's life things often go wrong and events happen that leave them feeling out of control. Until a child is grown they are not equipped to face everything the world throws at them. They lack strength, confidence and skill. This is where mum and dad come in. At those out of control moments the first thing a child does is to cry, "Mum!" or "Dad!" It is the first thing they think of. It is a totally natural response to difficulty and fear. To a small child a parent is an inexhaustible supply of strength, wisdom and skill, so it is only logical that their mum or dad should be their first port of call. It comes from a total trust in their parents who care for them.

The Psalmist wrote the following: "I will say of the LORD, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.'" (Psa 91:2) The LORD should also be our refuge in the same way that we are a refuge for our children. We must have the same sort of faith in God as our young children have in us, and with that, put all our trust in him.

Let's make God our first port of call, relying on his wisdom and strength to help us in our times of need.

Robert Prins [Auckland - Pakuranga - (NZ)]

"Jehovah is my strength and my shield;

My heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped:

Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;

And with my song will I praise him."

Psalm 28:7

"There are many reasons to worship God, more than I could possibly state in this reflection, or even in a thousand. At the core, we worship God because of who God is and what God has done. Our worship is a response to God, to his grace and mercy in our lives, as well as to his greatness and majesty."

"Psalm 28:7 makes a specific connection between God's work in our lives and our worship. This verse begins with a declaration of God's power and protection. Because he is our "strength and shield," therefore we trust him completely. Yet God's power is not just something we affirm. It is also something we experience. Thus the psalmist says, "He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving." Our response to God's gracious intervention in our lives is joy, a joy that leads to "songs of thanksgiving." The more we experience and acknowledge God's goodness to us, the less we will be able to keep it inside."

“And the LORD said unto Aaron: ‘Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any portion among them; I am thy portion and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.” (Nu 18:20 JPS)

“Whom have I in heaven but Thee? And beside Thee I desire none upon earth. My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the rock of my heart and my portion for ever.” (Ps 73:25-26 JPS)

“O LORD, the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup, Thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.” (Ps 16:5-6 JPS)

“’The LORD is my portion’, saith my soul; ‘Therefore will I hope in Him.’” (La 3:24 JPS)

“Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.” (Ps 119:111 JPS)

“(63-1) A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. (63-2) O God, Thou art my God, earnestly will I seek Thee; my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee, in a dry and weary land, where no water is.” (Ps 63:1 JPS)

“(63-8) For Thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of Thy wings do I rejoice.” (Ps 63:7 JPS)

“My beloved is mine, and I am his, that feedeth among the lilies.” (So 2:16 JPS)

We trust in Jehovah our God

Quit sweating, quit wrestling. It is not TRY but TRUST.

-- John G. Lake

Jehovah recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of Jehovah, the God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to take refuge. (Ruth 2:12)

The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. (2 Samuel 22:3)

As for God, his way is perfect: The word of Jehovah is tried; he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. (2 Samuel 22:31)

Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. (Psalm 2:12)

Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in Jehovah. (Psalm 4:5)

But let all those that put their trust in you [God] rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them: let them also that love Gods name be joyful in Him. (Psalm 5:11)

O Jehovah my God, in thee do I take refuge: Save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me, (Psalm 7:1)

Giving preference to the Word of God instead of the word of people and traditions.