“Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.” Psalm 25:20 NIV
If you want to know you are always protected, put your faith in God. Having your life protected by God does not mean you won’t ever get hurt again. When we take refuge in God, we’re taking it because we need it. The world we live in is filled with evil, battles rage all around us of one kind or another. We all need refuge from it, we all need protection. God is the One who can protect us, no matter what our circumstances.
I recently watched the movie “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”. There is a powerful scene towards the beginning of the movie. One of the characters is under attack. Maleficent swoops in, holds him in her arms, then forms a barrier around them of tree roots. She protected them from the attack. The attack didn’t stop, but they were safe. That is how I picture God protecting us in the middle of one of life’s storms. He cradles us in His arms and creates a barrier around us to protect us from the attack. He rescues us from the chaos and gives us peace. God not only protects us, He rescues us.
God not only protects us, He rescues us.
Just as Maleficent rescued the character above, God does the same for us. God is never surprised by the attack. God could stop the attack. He is sovereign. But God does allow us to come under attack. Attacks strengthen us, they make us stronger. In order for a weight lifter to get stronger, he has to continually lift heavier weights. He does this intentionally to create resistance. He knows, fighting against the resistance is what will make him stronger. He knows it will be harder, it may be painful, but if he pushes through, he will be stronger. God allows attacks in our lives to give us a resistance to fight against to become stronger.
And just like the weight lifter knows after a hard workout he needs rest, God knows the same about us. God knows when we’ve given the fight all we have, He knows when we need a break. That is the moment He swoops in and cradles us in His arms, giving us rest from the world. God is always protecting us. Sometimes He does allow us to come under attack. But He always knows the right time to swoop in and rescue us. He always knows when we need rest. He always knows when we need a little extra protection. Place your faith in God. He is a place of refuge and protection.
Question of the Day:
What area of your life do you need God to swoop in and rescue you from today?