Our Strength and Our Rescue

“They will fight against you but not overcome you for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. – (Jeremiah 1:19, NIV)

“They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the Lord, have spoken! – (Jeremiah 1:19, NLT)

Eventually, they will all give you trouble, but you will be safe. They will fight you, but they will not win. Remember, I am with you. I promise I will always deliver you. – (Jeremiah 1:19, VOICE)


Though these words were spoken by God to Jeremiah in a time of great turmoil, His promise still remains true for all who trust in Him. Trouble and trials will come our way, as it is part of living in a broken world. However, the Lord will be with us and will care for us, and will not allow us to be overcome if we place our trust in Him. God is the same yesterday, today and forever, so His word remains steadfast and secure. May we seek the Lord and place our trust in Him, knowing that He will be with us and will care for us in all things and at all times.


Opposition comes,Seeking Solace in the Storm

Fear not, it will fail;

When we trust in God,

His strength shall prevail.

For the Lord is good,

His promises true;

He will keep us close,

And carry us through.

Let all that draws breath,

Seek God and give praise;

For His faithfulness,

Throughout all our days.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we seek You and place our trust in You, You take care of us and rescue us from falling in the fight. Thank You that You are our strength and our supply, and that You promise to remain present as You walk us through whatever comes our way. Forgive us for not seeking You for strength and security when struggles come. Teach us to turn and trust You more. Show us how to love those around us with the faithfulness and endurance that You give to each of us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we trust You to be our strength and our rescue in the midst of life’s storms. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:6

Planned With Purpose

Planned With PurposeBefore we were formed,

by God, we were known;

planned with a purpose,

set apart, His own.

Though we’re ill-equipped,

oft feel like a child;

God claims us as His,

prepared and inspired.

Whatever He asks,

where He commands, “GO”,

He will be with us,

our strength, it is so.

Though the storms will come,

we need never fear;

He will be with us,

His presence, so clear.

All that is needed,

the Lord will provide;

to answer His call,

His grace realized.

For He is so good,

and loves us so much;

He lets us partake,

in sharing His touch.

(Responding to Jeremiah 1:5-10)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that long before we were born, You knew us, and had a purpose planned for us. Thank You that You do not call the qualified, but instead, You qualify the called. Without You, we are ill-equipped to walk in the way You have prepared for us, yet with You, we can do all things, as You grant us strength, and supply all that we need. Forgive us for focusing on the obstacles, rather than on You, our Overcoming One. Teach us to trust You more, and to answer whatever You ask. Use us as Your instruments to share Your love and light with those who have no hope. May many come to know Your voice, as we are faithful to answer Your call for our lives. Be glorified in all that we say and do. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present