[7] God’s Protection, My Shield

Today, our theme is God’s justice and protection for His people. And the Psalms, in particular, meet me where I am. [Day 6 will be our next blog post, I goofed and read the wrong set of passages. P.S. Click here to find the Reading Plan invite for YouVersion]

God’s Word teaches us how we can live in a much more Christ honoring way and be given even more blessings and protection for our lives. But it isn’t like a slot machine. We don’t do x, y, and z – and then nothing bad ever happens to us. God is not like that.

. . . The abundance of our God and His blessings is all found in our relationship with God’s Son Jesus Christ!

Psalm 7: “I come to You for protection, O Lord my God [verse 1].”

Psalm 37: There is a definite connection between trusting the Lord and seeing the fruit of seeking Jesus Christ in our daily lives. In verse 3, we are reminded that faith in Christ and living safely are a package deal.

How can we expect to have the safety which accompanies being a child of the Most High God, when we are continuously denying Christ and refusing to honor Him in all aspects of our lives?

Listen to these words from the second part of verse 5: “Trust Him and He will help you!” Keep saying these words every morning, until you truly believe it! Write it on a post-it. Or make it your social media password (although, it probably has too many characters for that method of memorization). How do you need His help in your life today?

For a particular sin issue, I need to really cling to verses 3-7. I have to seek Him instead of whatever my flesh wants to do instead. My flesh has been lusting after the show Grey’s Anatomy, which my soul cannot handle. It is derailing me in my walk with the Lord Jesus. We each set up different TV boundaries to honor our faith journey and learn what we can handle or is harmful for us. So, I have to set firm boundaries, because my relationship with our Lord Jesus is far more important than my love for medical dramas.

I cannot allow the things of this world to become more important than our Savior Jesus Christ! Tonight, I am reminded that our God is definitely bigger than the sin that puts us in chains (and we have totally gone along with it, willingly by giving into the temptation – 1 Cor. 10:13, James 1:13-16).

Psalm 67: Our God is far greater than we could ever imagine. Like Ephesians 3:20 begins to teach us, we cannot even fathom the plans God has for us, our country, or this world. Choose to put your faith in Jesus Christ, and Him alone, and watch to see what He can do in your life.

“May Your ways be known, throughout the earth, Your saving power among people everywhere (verse 2).”

Psalm 97: “For You are supreme, O Lord, over all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods (verse 9).”

“You who love the Lord, hate evil! He protects the lives of His godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked (verse 10).”

With my mental health, I rely heavily on God’s protection. To go without His protection, would be like trying to breathe with no air source. These passages are life giving and change everything for me.

Psalm 127: We need the Lord’s involvement in our plans, work, relationships, lives, safety, and much more! Or, it all is for nothing.

Proverbs 7: God uses wisdom to help us remain protected. When we read God’s Word, we must decide. Will they just be words on a page, or life changing truths? These are God’s truths, and we are very blessed when we put them into practice for our own lives.

How can we become doers of the Word, so that we may experience even more of God’s protection?

By Gracefully Overcoming

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