There are times when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death (a place in your life of deep shadows and gloom, a place where you can see no hope and no future), that we must stop and strengthen ourselves in The LORD our GOD.
What do we mean by “strengthen ourselves in The LORD our GOD”? We mean to stop and remember WHO our Beloved LORD GOD is ― a compassionate GOD (Deu 4:31), WHO keeps HIS eyes on us (Psa 33:18). And we must allow HIS WORD to strengthen our soul (Psa 119:28).
If you are currently in a place in your life where you feel overwhelmed by the circumstances in your life, remember Psalms 23:4 ― even when you are walking through the darkest places of your life, our Beloved LORD GOD is with you, HE is close by you.
Know that our Beloved LORD GOD is faithful, and even if you can’t sense HIS presence in the midst of your circumstances (Job 23:8-10), cling to HIS trustworthy WORDS. HE is with you, close beside you (Psa 23:4); HE will never desert you nor ever forsake you (Heb 13:5-6); HE is with you always (Mat 28:20).
If you do not have a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST, then you are truly in a place of little to no hope. Very little hope in this life, and no hope in the next life. Please take the next moment to quietly invite JESUS CHRIST into your life. HE has been patiently waiting for your invitation. HE loves you so much, HE chose to give HIS life for you; and HE desires to give you a future and a hope. If you made this decision please contact us, so we can pray with you, encourage you and strengthen you.
If you have a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST, then our Beloved LORD GOD is your hope. And your hope can never be gone, because HE will never be gone. When you walk with The LORD GOD because you honor and revere (fear) HIM, you will surely have a future, and your hope will not be cut off (Pro 23:17-18).
Be strong and let your heart take courage,
All you who hope in The LORD.
Behold, the eye of The LORD is on those who fear HIM,
On those who hope for HIS loving kindness,
To deliver their soul from death
And to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for The LORD;
HE is our help and our shield.
For our heart rejoices in HIM,
Because we trust in HIS holy name.
Let YOUR loving kindness, O LORD, be upon us,
According as we have hoped in YOU.
For I hope in YOU, O LORD;
YOU will answer, O LORD my GOD.
“And now, LORD, for what do I wait?
My hope is in YOU.
Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why have you become disturbed within me?
Hope in GOD, for I shall again praise HIM
For the help of HIS presence.
My soul, wait in silence for GOD only,
For my hope is from HIM.
HE only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
For YOU are my hope;
O LORD GOD, YOU are my confidence from my youth.
I wait for The LORD, my soul does wait,
And in HIS WORD do I hope.
My soul waits for The LORD
More than the watchmen for the morning;
Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.
This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
The LORD’s loving kindnesses indeed never cease,
For His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
Great is YOUR faithfulness.
“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I have hope in HIM.”
The LORD is good to those who wait for HIM,
To the person who seeks HIM.
It is good that he waits silently
For the salvation of The LORD.