The Lord Roars

I am here to give glory to God because He gives rest amid the battles or the storms of life. It is His pleasure to be our Shalom, our peace for He is the Prince of Peace. I want to tell of the wonder of our God who was with us when a fire broke out in the dark hours of the night, sadly our home was a charred shell and I thought we lost everything. We barely escaped the flames and I sat out in the car with my children and watched in shock as the top layer of our home was engulfed in flames. God provided a place for us and we were taken in by friends on that cold winter night. Tears streamed down my face when I was allowed to walk through the smoky remains of our home. Anything that wasn’t ruined by fire was a wet, grimy mess and all our belongings were a total loss.

As I entered the living room, I surveyed the wet curtains on the wall and I gingerly moved through the water and debris to pick up some of our family pictures but they were nothing but soggy leftovers ruined of the fire. I went up the sooty stairs to peer into my daughters’ room and gasped in horror for all that was left of the colorful room was the blackened remains of the metal springs inside of her mattress. I fell to me knees and lifted my hands in praise and adoration to my God that all of my family was alive. It was then that I realized that I was wrong we did not lose everything, but we had all that mattered. The Fire Marshall later told me he did not know how anyone survived because if the fire does not kill you the smoke inhalation can and often does.

The next year God walked with me and my family through the valley of the shadow. I am a walking testimony that He was and is my constant strength when I had none, and I can testify that God always provided food, and clothing for us to wear. During that year while our home was rebuilt, we were homeless had to move from place to place but God always provided shelter for us. I cried out to Jesus Christ for all our needs, and God used this year to instill gratefulness for the little things and my faith in Christ increased as He became the supplier of all my family needed. God who is Creator of the universe gave me peace and joy in the storm, and I am encourage you that no matter the circumstance Christ is all you need.

Philippians 4:19

“19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

As you read this word given to me by the Holy Spirit be strengthened that He fights for you and gives you the rest you need in this stressful, sometimes insane, world. Not only will He give you rest, He will give you joy, and you will sing and dance as the storm rages around you because He is worthy.

Isaiah 43:1-5

“1 But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west.”

Purity and honor are in the hand of the Lord (1)

A soldier must master these as weapons in his arsenal

Purity and honor come straight from the heart of God

Pouring out of Him like fiery water from a fall (2)

For His heart is pure and He is holy and just and truth

The heart of God resides in His Christ for Christ is God

God showed His heart through the physical presence and sacrifice of Christ (3)

Christ, Who is with us, the hope of glory

Eye hath not seen and ear hath not heard the wonderful things (4)

God has for you, for me for everyone who believes

To find rest the warrior must find himself safely ensconced in the arms of Christ

Deep rest surrounded by the protection of the Great Shepherd (5)

In the fiercest battle He calls us to rest in Him

To find peace as the battle rages on

To enter into His presence of joy

To lift His banner high to proclaim He is God (6)

To sing to him to celebrate His victory

When those around us fall we are safe in His arms of love

Safe to lift up our shield of faith

Safe to raise our swords and declare His Word

We are safe because He is magnificent in His strength

His strong right arm of defense has no equal (7)

He is the mighty One who is fierce in battle (8)

Rise up to my defense, oh my King

Victorious One shout over me with joy (9)

Rouse mighty One rouse

Raise your war cry in my defense for I am weak like a flower that bends in the wind

Roar, Lion of Judah, roar, and your enemies will flee (10)

Rouse your armies, rouse your bride with your shout

His enemies will flee at His roar

Call to the Lord He is waiting

He will not turn you down (11)

He is the Great Shepard who gave His life for His sheep (12)

He is the radiant One who sits at the right hand of His majesty (13)

He sees and hears our cries and rescues us in our distress (14)

Come Lord Sabbath, Lord of rest (15)

Fight for me and give me rest in the battle (16)

      I challenge you to be radical believing God’s word means what it says, and I know you will have peace and exuberant joy in the battle. The Lord is mighty and will do battle for you, He alone gives rest amid the battle. Believe He is God Who loves to rescue you and give you joy and rest, so you are like Israel a sign and wonder to those around you. For it is in this rest that God is glorified, you are lifted up, protected and shielded by Him in the storms of life. To God be the glory. Praise His name because you are a walking testimony of His love, grace, and protection. Sing, dance, lift up holy hands, and voices to Him who is our EL Shaddai, our everything. Be radical!! Declare, proclaim, and read aloud these verses from the Holy Bible over your life.


1-(Psalm 119:40)

 “40 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.”

2-(Daniel 7:9-10)

“9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.”

3-(John 3:16-17)

“16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

4-(1 Corinthians 2:9)

“9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”

5-(Psalm 23:1-6)

“1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”

6-(Psalm 20:1-9)

“1 The Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the Lord fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. Save, Lord: let the king hear us when we call.”

7-(Psalm 118:16-17)

“16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.”

8-(Psalm 89:13)

 “13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.”

9- (Zephaniah 3:17)

“16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. 17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”

10-(Isaiah 42:13)

“13 The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.”

11-(Exodus 15:2-3)

“2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name.”

11-(Isaiah 42:13)

“13 The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.”

12-(John 10:11)

 “11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”

13-(Hebrews 1:3)

“3Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”

14- (Deuteronomy 26:7-9)

“7 And when we cried unto the Lord God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression: 8 And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders: 9 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.”

15-(Mark 7:27-28)

“27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.”

16-(Psalm 40:1-3)

“1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.”

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