We sing this song occasionally at Richland Celebrate Recovery. The first time I heard it I was literally brought to my knees. And even now it still moves me deeply.
You are my joy, You are my song
You are the well, the One I’m drawing from
You are my refuge, my whole life long
Where else would I go?Surely my God is the strength of my soul
Your love defends me, Your love defends me
And when I feel like I’m all alone
Your love defends me, Your love defends meDay after day, night after night
I will remember, You’re with me in this fight
Although the battle, it rages on
The war already won
I know the war is already won
You know guys, even when I ran from God, I knew He always was right there within voice reach. All I had to do was call on him.
Every movement made, every bad choice and every spiritual battle fought over my soul has brought me to this place.
I am, now, at a place in my life where I am ok with the battle scars and the dents in my armor, for they have helped shape me into the man I am today.
My battles are far from over. But because of those scars and dents, it means I have witnessed the enemies attacks before. I know how he attacks. I’ve seen his moves. And yes the enemies attacks hurts at times, but God is right there to remind me that I am strong, I am redeemed and that His loves, through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, defends me.
Trust me, if his love can defend me it will most definitely defend you.
If you are struggling today, with anything, please look to God whose love not only defends but cherishes, nurtures, forgives and provides strength.