Unseen Protector

 

Unseen Protector

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 23:4

Recommended Reading
Proverbs 3:21-26

When actor James (“Jimmy”) Stewart left Hollywood to become an Air Force pilot after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, his father gave him a copy of Psalm 91 to carry with him as he flew bombing missions. According to the Jimmy Stewart Museum, the actor said, “What a promise for an airman. I placed in His hands the squadron I would be leading. And, as the psalmist promised, I felt myself borne up.” Stewart was referring, of course, to Psalm 91:12: “In their hands [the angels] shall bear you up.”

Biblical writers were confident of nothing if not God’s power and protection. That doesn’t mean that harm never came to an Israelite or a Christian. But it does mean that God’s oversight was part of His protection. The author of Psalm 91 was saying the same as David in Psalm 23: We will fear no evil because God is with us. The knowledge of His presence becomes a comfort in times of danger. If God is with us, then nothing can touch us without His knowledge.

Life can be dangerous even on the best days. Make sure you live it confidently and fearlessly, knowing that God is with you.

A sovereign Protector I have, unseen, yet forever at hand. 
Augustus M. Toplady

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