Bless the Lord, who is my rock. He gives me strength for war and skill for battle. He is my loving ally and my fortress, my tower of safety, my deliverer. He stands before me as a shield, and I take refuge in him. He subdues the nations under me.
Blessed be God, my mountain, who trains me to fight fair and well. He's the bedrock on which I stand, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight, The high crag where I run for dear life, while he lays my enemies low.
Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
The Lord is so faithful! I kind of mentioned already about how I was a little nervous about coming here...I wasn't sure what to expect with my emotions. So far, it's been great! I'm missing Cale like crazy, but I've gotten to talk to him quite a bit which is so amazing! He's talking so much clearer on the phone then when I was on my trip to WA and talked with him.
On the flight here, I read Psalm 144. I underlined and marked in the margin. At that time, I had been thinking about the whole journey, but as I was making some yummy cookie dough with Hannah, I was reminded about how this whole season we're in right now is hard, and there are several battles that we're having to fight-it's not just one single battle. Since I've been here, I haven't been anything except for completely blessed! I have been getting some really special and much needed hugs! It's been total opposite of being in pain and miserable with all of the memories that I had with Cale here, rather it's made me extremely excited for the next time I'm here and Cale is with me! I can't wait!
How true and tangible it is that the Lord is: my rock, my loving ally, my fortress, my tower of safety, my deliver and shield! He's my mountain, my bedrock, my castle, my rescuing knight, and my high crag! He's my strength, and my goodness! He's given me the skill for battle! In an unknown land, He has prepared the way. Thank you Lord!