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Thursday, August 15, 2019

My Refuge

Oh God, You are my refuge
In the strongest deluge
You are with me there
I know You care

You're my dwelling place
I seek Your face
You are my high tower
Guiding me every hour

No matter what life brings
I'll be under your wings
Safe and secure
Of this I am sure

I need not be afraid
Your presence invades
Quiets and overcomes
All doubts and fears

You are my protection
My constant connection
You are my defense
When I'm in Your presence

Everything fades away
When I stop and pray
My heart cries
My praises rise

You are all I need
I have been freed
Chains are broken
Your word spoken

Brings freedom
I am Your child
Taken from the wild
And put in Your kingdom

You are my truth
Like Naomi and Ruth
I'll cling to You
I will pursue

Your mercy and grace
Here in this place
You set me free
From the enemy

You are my shield
Your sword I'll wield
You are my defense
I go on the offense

You're my battle cry
On You I rely
You're my sword
My God, my Lord

Through You I'll win
Over death and sin
Through You I'll defeat
I will utterly beat

Satan and his wiles
Be triumphant in trials
Through Jesus my King
Sweet victory will ring!

Laura Strnad 8-09-2019


In the darkest nights
When I cannot see light
In my fiercest fight
I will triumph in You
God, You come through
You're faithful and true
You revive and renew
I will sing to You

Praise You with the lute
I cannot stay mute
I will shout
God, You are good

You are powerful!
You are mighty!
You are great!
You reign over all!

You reign in me
You defeated my enemy
You are my King
And with You I will win!

Laura Strnad 8-09-2019

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  • 49LINDA77
    Dear Laura, thank you for sharing your poems on your blog so everyone, not just the Hope team can read them! They are a blessing!
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    350 days ago
    I am thankful to share your praise of our great God and Savior. Let everyone who has breath praise Him.

    In Him, our future's so bright we ought to wear shades.

    363 days ago
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    Laura! What a gift the Lord has blessed you with! The Lord loves you. He sees you! You and Jenny remain in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you!
    363 days ago
    Thank you, dear. My mom died last week, and your words are apropos.
    363 days ago
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    Laura, amazing - you are very talented with writing such great poems.

    Look forward to reading more
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  • JUDITH316
    Laura these poems are beautiful and such a blessing in which I thank God.

    The Lord is using you as you write the words He brings to you and as you share the beautiful poems with those He brings along your path.

    God has given you a beautiful gift of writing poetry and touching lives for the Kingdom....

    I know you have been dealing with so much and going through a lot lately but I see you are coming out on top and have the victory in Jesus your Savior and Lord who loves you with an everlasting love.. These poems are healing to not only you but to those who come along your path as you share them.

    I will continue to keep you in much prayer. I appreciate your prayers and your valued friendship. With just coming out of surgery 1 week ago and now recovering these poems came at a good time and have ministered to me much. Thank you Laura and God's Abundant Blessings always.... emoticon

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    Comment edited on: 8/15/2019 9:58:55 AM
    Laura, I believe these are the most beautiful poems you have written that I have read.. and you know why - because the Lord has given you such Beautiful Words of surrender and Praise.. Regardless of what we are going through, God is glorified in our praises to Him.. Throughout my life, through all of my hardships, and oh my they have been there, however I found when I could surrender all of that to the Lord, and Praise Him for what He has done, what He is doing and what He is going to do , then I found freedom from within regardless of the storms around me..

    I know you are struggling dear friend, I am praying for you , but this morning I am Praising God with you because you are seeing Victory in serving the Lord ..

    Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."

    Laura, thank you for sharing these beautiful poems.. my soul has been blessed by the Lord as I read them.. I am continuing to pray for you and will not quit until you see Victory in your circumstances.. You have the Lord and you have your friends who really do care about you and Jenny.. and we are rooting for you as you run this race.. We are all in this together on this journey !

    Hugs and Prayers, emoticon emoticon PRAISE THE LORD !
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    May I share this? 💕💃💕
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    Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.
    ~ W. Clement Stone

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!
    363 days ago
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