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Our Protecting God

Psalm 138:7-8

If I walk in the thick of danger, You will preserve my life from the anger of my enemies. You will extend Your hand; Your right hand will save me. The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me. LORD, Your love is eternal; do not abandon the work of Your hands.

I find it comforting to know that God walks with me wherever I go. If I walk into the thick of danger, He protects me from the anger of my enemies so I may do what He has called me to do. His right hand is forever acting on my behalf to save me from the things that would try to harm me. Wherever God may send us in this lifetime, He protects us along the way so He may fulfill His purpose in us.

The Devil attacks us most in our mind and our emotions. This is where we carry much of the hurt that prevents us from moving forward. God protects us in these places, but we have to submit them to Him. If our minds are continually wandering into dangerous places and submitting to the Devil, we will suffer attack. We must continually renew our minds with the word of God and follow where He leads. He will keep our minds and our emotions intact.

Jesus is the Good Shepherd, meaning He leads sheep. If a sheep wanders, Jesus will go after it, but it is subject to danger while it is away from the shepherd. If you find yourself in the Devil’s territory and attacked with damaging or paralyzing emotions, you have wandered in your mind. Listen for the Good Shepherd’s voice calling you back into His protective care. Wherever our minds wander, our emotions and eventually our bodies will follow. We must keep our minds focused upon our purpose in Christ and allow Him to lead.

God’s love for us is eternal. There is nothing we can do to cause Him to love us less, and He is continually drawing us back to Himself. He will not abandon us, even when we wander far away. He has much invested in us through the blood of Christ, and He will accomplish His purpose in us. We will find that purpose and its fulfillment by following Him.

1 John 4:8 tells us that perfect loves casts out fear. This has nothing to do with our love for God. Our human nature could never love Him the way He truly deserves to be loved. Our best and most devoted love toward Him is flawed in some respect. Perfect love is God’s love toward us. When we realize and accept His perfect love for us that always protects and never abandons, fear leaves because it is defeated.

Celebrate today in the perfect love God has for you. You are protected. You are special. You are wanted. You are important to His plan. Whatever the Devil tries to tell you is a lie, so run from it and straight into the arms of your Savior – the Good Shepherd who purchased you with His very life. He is your safe place.

Have a blessed day!

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