I love you, Lord, my strength. Psalm 18:1
I discovered this nest not long ago. I had walked by this particular spot many times in the past few months and had never noticed it. Just a short time ago the leaves of the tree surrounded it and it was hidden. As the seasons began to change, the leaves fell away and it was revealed.
I was surprised when I saw it there and started to think. Through all these months, through all the wind and storms… here it is. The nest remained. Nestled there in the right spot, in the support of those branches, it survived. It was sheltered. It was protected. It was safe.
It made me think about how important it is to know where we find our support. Much like those branches that came together to hold that nest up and offer protection…. so He is our support, our strength, our refuge. He upholds us. He is our place of safety.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2
It reminded me of how important it is to have a strong foundation. Much like this perfect spot to build a nest, a home… so He is our foundation. He is our sure foundation.
With God as the foundation of who I am, when circumstances of life weigh on me, when fear begins to creep up, there is no doubt I can withstand it all. I can withstand the hard, harsh winds, just as this sweet, little nest withstood them.
He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:6
As this new year begins, I look ahead with such great anticipation because I know where my foundation is built. He is my sure foundation. My life is built on Him and with that proper foundation, I can do anything! My prayer for you… with Him as your foundation, you have a blessed year ahead.
What are you looking ahead to this new year?! We would love to hear!
By Jennifer, StudioJRU
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