By Darlene Franklin
God didn’t build a fortress for me. He is my refuge. As soon as I turned to Jesus for forgiveness of my sins, I was placed “in Christ.” In ways I don’t completely understand, God lives in me. There is no place I’ll ever go and nothing I’ll experience where God isn’t right by my side.
He could stop every attack I encounter, but He doesn’t. I would never grow into spiritual fullness if I didn’t learn how to trust and rely on Him. When I feel weak, I draw confidence knowing the Lord is my strength. His strength becomes mine when I trust in Him.
The fact God is my stronghold doesn’t mean I’ll never experience difficulties. It means I can face my battles unafraid.
Darlene Franklin, a contributor to Wholly Loved’s devotional project, is a best-selling author of fiction and nonfiction works. Her claim to fame is that she continues to write from a nursing home. She keeps going because God keeps giving her more assignments. She’s written more than fifty-five fiction and nonfiction books, including Pray Through the Bible in a Year and of Cash and Cats in Love Comes on Kitten Paws. Check out a complete list of her books on Amazon and visit her Facebook Page to stay up to date with her and her writing.
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