Psalm 91:5-6 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
We can easily take the protection of God for granted sometimes, especially when we’ve gone months or even years without getting sick or injured. Psalms 91 has been on my heart for over a year now. This psalm is about being in the safety of God’s presence. Every morning before my children and I leave for the day, I always pray that God will protect us from hurt, harm and danger. I also pray that God will protect our car while we’re driving and our home while we’re away.
Let me tell you why it’s vital that you do the same for yourself and your loved ones. This happened to me a while back. One morning after I dropped my boys off at daycare, I was driving to my van pool and almost got into two car accidents. One car after another tried to merge over into the lane I was in and almost hit my car. While I was driving home that evening, a car in the lane next to me almost ran into the car in front of it and swerved over into my lane to avoid hitting the other car. I braked and the other car slammed on brakes and I thank God that there was no accident. To God be the glory, my children and I got home safely! We never know what we’ll face while we’re traveling, which is why I am so thankful for God’s protection. Below is one of my declarations for protection that you can include during your prayer time. Be blessed.
I decree and declare the Lord’s unmerited favor over my life. I am protected by the anointing of my Lord Most High and covered by the precious blood of the Lamb. I am protected wherever I go, while I’m awake and while I sleep. Nothing by any means shall harm me.
Verse for the day:
1 John 4:4 (Amplified Bible) Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents if the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.
Lesson for the day:
Trust God, it’s all for His glory.
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I am currently going through spiritual warfare. Satan is using someone close to me to try and destroy my family and shake my faith in God. I’ve been lied to and lied on, mistreated, accused of doing wrong and threatened. Just like the Prophet Elijah ran in fear when Queen Jezebel threatened him (1 Kings 19:1-3a), I too want to run and hide and keep quiet about what what’s been going on. When this storm hit, I asked God why now. Why, when I just started going back to school? Why, when I have no where else to go? Why, when I’m already stressed out at work? Why? As God does with me, He gently whispered in my ear. And the answer I received was “Trust Me. It’s for My Glory.”
Whatever you may be going through, I just want to encourage you and remind you to trust God. Seek Him for guidance. Follow His commands. Everything happens for a reason. Just trust God that He will bring you through your trials and tests. When the storm is over, make sure to give God the glory.