Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Daily Grace - God is our Divine Protector

God protects us. He watches over and helps us (Psalm 121:1). He stands beside us as a “protective shade” (Psalm 121:5), and His ears are open to our cries. He also protects us by His presence. A recurring theme throughout Scripture is: I will be with you, and I will never abandon you (Joshua 1:5; Hebrews 13:5). Sometimes, God sends angels to protect, defend, and care for us (Genesis 21:17; Psalm 34:7; Hebrews 1:14), and at other times, He uses other people to protect and defend the ones He loves (Numbers 35:25; James 1:27). Sometimes we’re allowed to suffer for Him, but this can ultimately lead to blessing and joy in His presence (1 Peter 4:12-14).

As we face dangers and enemies of all kinds, instead of cowering in fear, may we choose to boldly approach God—asking Him for wisdom and strength. And may we also ask Him to use us as powerful agents of His grace, protecting and defending those who can’t defend and speak up for themselves. We can trust that our God is watching over us “both now and forever”! (Psalm 121:8).

Source: Our Daily Journey