more than a conqueror

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39

10.02.2006

My very present help.

You are my SHIELD,
My STRENGTH,
MY PORTION,
DELIVERER,
My SHELTER,
STRONG TOWER,
My VERY PRESENT HELP
IN TIME OF NEED.

I've learned recently that as much as I want to be able to lean on the people around me for support, as much as I want to trust that they'll be there for me when they say they will, as much as I believe that they have all the answers... I'm wrong in doing so. When I say recently, I mean last night, during worship, during this song in fact, it was then that I realized this -- The Lord is the only One I can rely on to be by my side. He is the only One who sees my heart at all times. He is the only One who knows my struggles inside-out. He's the only One who knows me inside-out. How wonderful is it that we have a God who answers prayers! He called across the mountains and the seas last night to fill my spirit with peace.

I'm done trying to impress people by becoming someone I'm not.
I'm done trying to justify myself by acting okay when I'm not.
I'm done settling for something less when I know that I deserve the best.

It's when I realize these things, that I know for a period of time my heart has not been focused one hundred percent on the Lord's will for my life. And He knows that all it takes is a little nudge in the right direction.