“Well I did something kind of interesting,” my friend said.
I was all ears because this is a friend whom I truly admire.
“I went target shooting,” she said.
I gasped. “Shooting? Like with a gun?”
I learned that many women are taking that measure for safety. And thinking that was a good idea, I asked, “Can I go with you next time?
She laughed. And I did, too, when I realized that blind people might not have the best aim.
That night, I wondered about my protection, and that of my family. Like everyone else, I need to feel safe, secure and protected from intruders, thieves and the evil that lurks around. Unable to handle a gun, how could I manage that?
God was quick to give me the answer. Actually in Psalm 121, He gives us all the same answer. It’s found in these five promises to feel safe, confident and secure no matter where we are:
- “The LORD watches over you…” Under His vigilant eye, what could we fear?
- “The LORD is your shade at your right hand…” His presence is close and His power nearby.
- “The sun will not harm you by day or the moon by night.” His round-the-clock watchful eye adds to our security.
- “The LORD will keep you from all harm…” His promise is our most effective shield.
- “The LORD will watch over your coming and going…both now and forevermore.” No matter where we go, He’s observing our steps, following our path, and is aware of our journey.
Father, how could I find reason to fear when you promise that our life is in your hands? Our days are under your protective watch and our steps are followed by your promises of safety. In Jesus’ name I thank you, amen.
- What do you fear the most?
- What protects you from harm?
- How do you find safety and security?
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