When you read this, I’ll be involved in hosting an evangelistic family camp in Poland. We’re working with a team from North America, a Polish pastor and his wife, and several people from their church who are helping with the kids’ programs and as translators. We’re expecting good things! By that, I mean we’re anticipating that many men, women, and children will discover new truths about God and His great love for them through English classes, Bible lessons, crafts, games, and workshops.
Sometimes our volunteers feel a little uneasy about their tasks. They feel stretched beyond their comfort zone, they’re functioning on jet lag, and they’re dealing with a new culture and language. And yet, God who called them to the task has promised to be everything they need to get the job done.
Driving through the Eastern European countryside gives plenty of opportunities to view castles, or fortresses. The other day I saw this one, and I immediately thought of Proverbs 14:26—“He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.”
Today, our staff will experience God as their fortress, their stronghold in time of weakness, their protector from the enemy who seeks to thwart the good things that He wants to accomplish at this camp.
I pray that you’ll experience the same. No matter what you face today, remember that God is your fortress. Here’s a little prayer taken from 10-Minute Time Outs for Moms. May it bless you today.
“God, in the morning I will sing of your strength and love, for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. O my Strength, I sing praise to you, my fortress and my loving God (Psalm 59:16,17). Amen.”