Seven ways to live with confidence when facing spiritual terrorists.
Posted by janeteckles on October 6, 2012
“Nana, she told me it was flab,” my 4-year-old granddaughter said.
Flab? Who could’ve put that word in this child’s vocabulary? I asked and verified. Her great grandmother had informed her of this term.
She had lifted her wrinkled arm in the air. With the other hand, she jiggled her hanging flesh. “See?” she said, “that’s called flab.”
Goodness, that generation has bold honesty. No vanity or masks. They call it what it is.
So does God. He is honest. He doesn’t mask anything and is bold when it comes to unsightly wickedness. Even the sound of the word “wicked” jars me a bit. But the Lord is not known for his pretense or ambiguity, rather… “The LORD is known by his justice; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. The wicked return to the grave, all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:16-18).
“Wickedness” is alive, attacks are fierce, and terrorism is in action. But those who follow Christ can smile with reassurance, walk with trust and live with hope. Here are six reasons why:
1. God’s protection is certain: “Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.”
2. His protection is near: “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge…”
3. His ways will be your shelter: “His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”
4. He will remove all fear: “He will not fear the terror of night, or the arrow that flies by day…”
5. His protection is constant: “…nor the pestilence that stalks in neither the darkness nor the plague that destroys at midday.”
6. All may be attacked, but you’re protected: “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.”
7. He’ll set you apart: “You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked (Psalm 91:3-8).
Father, how can I doubt the clarity of your ways? Hesitate in believing your justice. Or wonder about your love for those whom you protect. In this world that turns more violent each day, I turn to you for you are my shield and my refuge. In Jesus name I thank you. Amen.
• What attacks have you faced lately?
• Who is your protector?
• How well do you sleep at night knowing the Lord is guarding your soul?
Cheering you on to experience life, harvest its lessons and share their outcome.
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