Who Are You, Lord? (more thoughts)

A might fortress is our God!

A might fortress is our God!

I love, love, love this verse and its powerful imagery:

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” Prov. 18:10 

The eternal God is my refuge. Deut. 33:27

  • A refuge from storm. Is. 54:4
  • A refuge for the oppressed. Ps. 9:9
  • A refuge in the day of trouble. Ps. 59:16

God is my hiding place. Ps. 32:7

  • In the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice. Ps. 63:7
  • Under whose wings thou art come to trust. Ruth 2:12
  • I flee unto Thee to hide me. Ps. 143:9

God is my stronghold in the day of trouble. Nah 1:7

  • Thy right hand shall hold me. Ps. 139:10
  • Hold Thou me up and I shall be safe. Ps. 119:117
  • I said, ‘my foot slippeth’; Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. Ps. 94:18

What is God to me?

  • My inheritance– Num. 18:20
  • My praise–Deut. 10:21
  • My strength–Ps. 118:14
  • My song–Ps. 118:14
  • My salvation Ps. 188:14
  • My shepherd Ps. 23:1
  • My righteousness–Jer. 23:6 (this is Jehovah Tsidkenu, my husband’s favorite “name of God”)
  • My fortress–Jer. 17:17
  • My refuge–Ps. 46:1
  • My Hope–Jer. 17:7
  • My dwelling place–Ps. 90:1
  • My defense–Ps. 89:18
  • My King–Ps. 89:18
  • The strength of my heart–Ps. 73:26
  • My portion [interesting word to study out] forever Ps. 73:26
  • My trust–Ps. 71:5
  • My rock–Ps. 62:6
  • My strong tower–Ps. 61:3 (also Prov. 18:10–a very favorite verse of mine)
  • My helper–Ps. 54:4
  • My shield–Ps. 28:7

The old hymns are still the greatest, I believe; and here is one that I love to meditate upon, especially when my load of care causes me to bend so low that I struggle to “keep looking up”:

A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing;
Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and power are great, and, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our strength confide, our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled, should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim, we tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure, for lo, his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through Him Who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also;
The body they may kill: God’s truth abideth still,
His kingdom is forever.



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