Our Refuge and Strength

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

The Lord Almighty is with us,
The God of Jacob is our fortress.

from Psalm 46

I love to hear Pat Boone tell the story of his wife, daughters and him as they held hands
and quoted this scripture together during one of the worst earthquakes in California's modern history.

God was surely their only refuge and strength.

© all photographs and text property of Dianne Hogue unless otherwise noted

Scripture and Snapshot


HisFireFly said…
my refuge, strength, everything...
Patty Sumner said…
What beautiful pics and I love your little book...Such a powerful scripture and reminder of just Who God is! Yes, he is just what we need him to be...just when we need him to be it! He is a faithful good God! Blessings!
Karen said…
Dianne, lovely!!
Yes, HE is my strength & the ONE I constantly depend upon - Your pics are beautiful, I recognize the flower container. :) I hate you have broke your camera lens.
Nancy McCarroll said…
I have seen your picture of poppies on Pinterest. I probably repinned it.

Thank you for His words.
Nancy McCarroll said…
Oops; looks like it did not take my comment the first time.

Love your pictures and His words.
S. Etole said…
The light and shadow in these are such great reminders of the ebb and flow of life. Only in Him is there stability.
Sandy said…
What a feast for the eyes! Your pictures are stunning and His everlastingly wonderful love-filled word is so encouraging and comforting. I love all I read and see here.
Lisa said…
Simply scrumptious photos. They touch my heart.
BARBIE said…
What a beautiful photo and scripture! Thanks for linking up to The Weekend Brew!
Beautiful pictures. good job.
Cherry said…
Linking up after you at Sunday Stillness - such beautiful photos, capturing our hearts, leading up to the beautiful words at the end of your post. Thank you.
Debbie Petras said…
I love Psalm 46 and you take the most incredible photos.
Laurie Collett said…
Praise God that He is our Refuge, Tower, Rock, Fortress in Whom we are eternally secure and safe from every storm!
Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on Saved by Grace!
Your blog is a blessing and I am now following it, and I invite you to follow Saved by Grace also:
Love in Him,
Laurie Collett
caryjo said…
YES! Our Refuge and Strength. AND beautiful photos.

When there was a tornado in Omaha in May, '75, I heard from some people at my church that their family was in a fast food place as it was coming down the street, they began singing a worship/praise song... and the tornado hopped over that block. It truly was a miracle.

The Word, worship and focusing on the Lord can bring forth victory in more ways than anything we could ever anticipate.
Janis Cox said…
Oh those pictures are beautiful. They should be on Pinterest - are they?
I just love the feeling as I floated through your post.
Thanks for linking to Sunday Stillness, www.janiscox.com

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