Rock of Ages

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.” – Psalm 18:1-2a

Near Glencolmcille, Ireland. Ed Lyons

“From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – Psalm 61:2

Giant’s Causeway, Ireland. Ed Lyons

“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” – Matthew 7:24-27

Cahir Castle, Ireland, built in the 12th century. Lisa Lyons

Love to all of you, Lisa

Standing Firm

“Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today….The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:13-14

When I am afraid…..stand firm.

When I am in trouble, the Lord will rescue.

When I need a defender, I need to be still, and let Him fight for me.

Standing firm like this round tower. A tower of strength, refuge and protection during trouble.

“In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge. For You have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.” -Psalm 71:1,5

Love, Lisa

Strength

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“I’m not strong enough.”

“I can’t do this.”

“I can’t see how this is going to work out.”

Are we strong enough?  No.  But God is.  Always.

We don’t see the strength beforehand…it comes as we need it, step by step.

And that’s where I rest, in Jesus’ hands, where there is rest and peace and protection.

So many people I know are going through some very difficult times.  I find myself praying more and more.  I have to have another surgery on my ankle in October.  More inactivity, more propping the foot up for hours on end.  But also, more time to spend with the One who has all the strength and hope and answers and power.  Jesus.  Thank God for that.

“God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”  ~Isaiah 40:29

Whatever you’re facing, Jesus is your strength.  Slainte, Lisa