God Is Our Strength

God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
    though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
    though the mountains tremble at its swelling.

-Psalm 46:1-3, ESV

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
    and with my song I give thanks to him.

The Lord is the strength of his people;

    he is the saving refuge of his anointed.

-Psalm 28:7-8, ESV

I found comfort in these verses from the Psalms as I struggled in my dark days. They became my prayers along with the music I occasionally share on this website. If you find yourself discouraged, I encourage you to memorize these verses or others like them and recite them as prayers. It is helpful to remember that God is our strength when we have come to the end of our own.

Speaking of music that ministered to my heart and served as prayers, another song that blessed me numerous times in my dark season is by Gungor (“Please Be My Strength”):

 

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