It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. – (Psalm 18:32, NIV)
God is the one who gives me strength. He clears the path I need to take. – (Psalm 18:32, ERV)
The true God who encircled me with strength and made my pathway straight. – (Psalm 18:32, VOICE)
God has created each of us with purpose and intention. I never cease to be amazed at what the human body can do. He grants us strength to move and guides and protects us as we go. As I find myself a week away from a major milestone birthday, I cannot help but stand in awe of the strength and safety that God has granted me. I love to be outdoors and moving, and He has empowered me with a strong healthy body that is able to run, hike, walk, bike and tackle whatever other physical challenge that is set before me. Each moment I am moving outdoors I am acutely aware of God and His goodness. May we ever recognize the strength and protection that are provided by God and give Him thanks for all that He does.
The God of all grace,
Grants us strength within;
Makes straight our pathways,
As we let Him in.
Equipped with mercy,
Empowered by grace;
All that is needed,
To run well our race.
Keep pressing forward,
And trusting in Him;
In Him we are strong,
To rise and begin.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You give us strength and protection as we move forward in You. Thank You that You have created such beauty all around us to enjoy. Forgive us for taking even one moment of our ability to get out and enjoy it for granted. Teach us to praise and appreciate You in all things. Show us how to love those around us best, as we do the things You created us to do. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we move in the strength that You provide and trust in You goodness to guide us safely. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
The Lord is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him. – Exodus 15:2