Psalm 91 (Click the link to read in its entirety)
Yesterday my Pastor touched on the safety we have when we are with God. I leaned to my neighbor and whispered with a heavy heart, "I don't feel safe." She responded with a phrase I use often, "that's just a feeling. Grab that thang [feeling] and get it out of here." I needed to hear that because even with the preaching and firm examples being given I still fixed my mouth to speak against what the word said. I was allowing what I saw to negatively affect my faith walk.
With everything going on in the world, my community, the church as a whole, my family, and even within me there are a lot of reasons to feel unsafe.
With people that have poor intentions with you, people that mishandle you for their own personal satisfaction, there are a lot of reasons to feel unsafe. With the world calling for you to acclimate to its standard so that you can live comfortably and without conflict but leading you deeper into sin and further from the Father's voice, there are a lot of reasons to feel unsafe.
But for the believer, the one with even mustard sized faith there is one reason to feel completely safe and protected. He promised we would be! The Bible tells us that God is not a man that He should lie or the son of man that He should repent (Numbers 23:19). His word is good! It's a sure thing!
This God we serve promised to never leave or abandon us (Deuteronomy 31:6; Hebrews 13:5). He promised that He would be our protector, our shield, and our guiding light (Psalms 18; 27; 91). He promised that no weapon formed against us will prosper (Isaiah 54:17). He promised that when we fall off He will be there to receive us back in His arms (Psalms 37:23-24; 145:14). He promised that in times of weakness, His grace is sufficient for us (2 Corinthians 12:9). He promised that when enemies rise against us that He will handle it and will use them to elevate us in the next level (Psalms 18:48; 23:5). He promised He will give peace that surpasses all understanding and rest to those who come to Him heavy and burdened (Philippians 4:7; Matthew 11:28).
These promises were made long ago but still stand for us right in this moment as if freshly spoken! There are tons of reasons to feel unsafe in this world…in this life. But there is one great reason to feel completely protected! He promised. Rest in His promises today!
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Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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