THE PROTECTION OF GOD
Have you ever been in a situation where you may have gotten in a lot of trouble, and yet, somehow you came through untouched? Do you run to God when you feel vulnerable, weak, or scared? I know I’ve been in crazy situations, and God has covered me. I’ve learned to run to God for all things. God’s protection is one of the most amazing things He gives us. No matter what the situation, or what we have done, He is there covering us.
He is our Shield:
A shield is described as: 1. a broad piece of armor, varying widely in form and size, carried apart from the body, usually on the left arm, as a defense against swords, lances, arrows, etc. OR 4. a person or thing that protects (dictionary.com).
“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward” (Genesis 15: 1 NKJV).
The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence (2 Samuel 22: 3).
As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him (2 Samuel 22: 31).
But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head (Psalm 3: 3).
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him (Psalm 28: 7).
Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him (Proverbs 30: 5).
This world stacks the odds against us, but God is for us. It doesn’t matter what people say, how they attack us, or in what way they try to bring us down, God is our shield and protector. He is constantly watching over us, we simply need to trust Him.
He is our fortress:
A fortress is any place of exceptional security; stronghold. God is our fortress, our strong tower. When we run to God, He will cover us. He will protect us. He is our shelter from the storms of life. As we hide in Him, we are safe from whatever attacks our enemies have planned. From our fortress in God, we are able to watch Him thwart and frustrate the efforts of our enemies.
And he said: “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer” (2 Samuel 22: 2).
Bow down Your ear to me, Deliver me speedily; Be my rock of refuge, A fortress of defense to save me (Psalm 31: 2).
For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy (Psalm 61: 3).
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe (Proverbs 18: 10).
There is nothing more comforting that to know that God is there for us. He shelters, hides, helps, heals, and protects us. He goes before us, and He goes after us; He is above us and below us. We are engulfed by God and that is the way He wants it. Be of good cheer! Our mighty God is protecting us!!
Greater is He that is in me, than He that is in the world (1 John 4: 4).