We’re always doing what we can to stay safe – locking our doors, keeping pepper spray on hand, going on walks with a buddy… the list goes on. The scary thing is, no matter what we do to protect ourselves, we don’t always see things coming and we can’t always stop them.
I find comfort in knowing that I have God on my side, and not matter what Satan tries to throw at me, I can count on God to protect me.
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” – Psalm 46:1
There have been times in my life when, yes, I was physically harmed, but the accidents could have turned out much worse had God not been protecting me. After all, who has a fifty pound baby crib fall on them and only ends up with a slight concussion? Probably not many people. Then again, I don’t imagine that happens all that often.
It might not even be physical harm, but emotional or spiritual. God can lead me away from a situation where I’d end up with a broken heart (and it wouldn’t be the first time He’s done that). He can provide strength when my mind is starting to get filled with doubts – doubts that I’ll ever get my dream job, or get married, or move to a better town.
Even when others turn their back on me, God won’t. He’s promised to never leave us or forsake us. That’s the best thing about Him – He doesn’t lie. People do. That’s why when it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter what others think or say about me because I know who I am in God’s eyes.
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31
Under His watch, I know I’m safe.