You are my strength, Lord, so why am I discouraged?

The Lord is my strength and my song; He has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise Him — my father’s God, and I will exalt Him! ~ Exodus 15:2, NLT

God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble—more than enough and always available whenever I need You. So we will never fear even if every structure of support were to crumble away. We will not fear even when the earth quakes and shakes, moving mountains and casting them into the sea. For the raging roar of stormy winds and crashing waves cannot erode our faith in You. ~ Psalm 46:1-3, TPT

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again—
    my Savior and my God! ~ Psalm 42:11, NLT

You Are My Strength, Lord, When I Feel Overwhelmed

Lord, You are my strength and my song. In the night seasons, You come to me and the light of Your glory permeates my darkness and settles my soul. Your presence is so real to me — Your love so palpable.

Why am I discouraged? Why is my soul disquieted within me, weary from a steady stream of events in this fallen world?

You are my strength, Lord, so why am I discouraged?

I am in this world, but I am not of this world — I am Your child. You call me daughter. When the earth quakes and mountains are thrown into the sea, You keep me safe. My feet are set upon You, my Rock.

As I wait on You, Lord, give me the wings of eagles to rise above the noise and chaos. Let me soar in the heights of heaven with You, my God.

Help me keep my shield of faith lifted high so the banter across the airwaves doesn’t reach my heart, so the sorrow of those I love doesn’t break my heart

In my weakness You come to me and pour out Your might on my behalf. When I am overwhelmed, You bathe me in Your peace, Your grace washes over me like a refreshing summer rain. In the light of Your presence, the world’s events seem to grow smaller and less threatening because I remember I am safe in Your arms.

When I Feel Discouraged, I Will Look to You

You are my strength, my refuge. You are a very present help in trouble. Therefore I will not fear. When I feel discouraged I will look to You for You know my anxious thoughts and You comfort me.

You are my God. I love You, Lord.

In the Name of Jesus I pray,

Amen — let it be so


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