Jesus, Defender of my heart !
Meaning of defender: a person who defends someone or something:protector. There are 28 verses about Defender in the Bible. Who do we run to when we feel hurt, violated or scared?? As children our parents offer that place of safety, where we find comfort and hide if necessary, from life’s boo boos ... Like most parents, you will become that protector or defender that will fight every battle thrown before your child. However, where do we turn for ourselves, when we need someone to help us through a difficult life trial? I have been blessed by God to have amazing family and friends to support and love me through anything life has thrown at me. They have loved, protected and defended me. Even when I have not been aware that I needed it. So, what about God where was he?? He is the great defender? He is our protector? Our comforter? How does he do these things? Here are my thoughts to these questions. YES, He is all those things and Yes, he answers our prayers and fulfills our needs. You see he is not boastful or proud. He allows others to move in our lives doing his work under his direction. You may not realize it was Him that hugged you as your mother placed her arms around you. Or when your father gently kissed your cheek. Or when your friend or your significant other held your hand or wiped a tear. You saw the physical person ... But it was God moving in your life. He is the greatest orchestrator of people and knows who you need in your life at any given time. So, the next time you see someone come to your aid? Look them in the eye and let your soul quietly ask “Is it you? “and in the stillness of your heart you will hear his voice whisper, “Do not fear, for I am with you” And you feel his peace and his love deep in your soul. "Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 “It will become a sign and a witness to the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the LORD because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior, a [Great] Defender, and He will rescue them.”Isaiah 19:20 AMP
Photography & Written by Lori Garner
Bible Collaboration - Joann Turnbull
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Defender (Radio Version) (Lyric Video) - Francesca Battistelli & Steffany Gretzinger