”Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior”
Does the turbulent times trouble you?
Are you afraid of what the future might hold?
Well, this seems to be the case for many people, especially in a time when there is a constant increase of terrorist attacks, natural disasters, virus attacks, and many other conditions that continue to threaten our way of life. Normally, this would be a cause of concern for us, but not so for a child of God.
God’s Word clearly states that He will protect you and keep you under His wings. He is your shield, your shelter. He is your refuge and strength – a very present help in time of trouble. You can put your trust in Him because He is your protection. He is your rock, your fortress and deliverer. He is your strength and you can always trust in Him. He is your buckler and He is the horn of your salvation. He will NEVER let you fall.
All these and more descriptions of how God will protect you are all written in the Bible, and when you pray in accordance to His Word, “ten thousand shall fall by your side, but it shall not come near you”.
There are many ways to protection prayers. One of the easiest and most effective ways is to simply pray from the Scriptures. The quoted verses above from the Book of Isaiah for example, are declarations of how God will keep you through whatever disasters that come your way.
Psalm 91 is another good example of protection prayers. It speaks of how God will deliver you despite the odds. No matter how bad and precarious the situation may seem, God is still Bigger than it, and He WILL see you through it. It doesn’t matter if it’s bird flu, pig flu, or even fish flu. It doesn’t matter if there are earthquakes, typhoons, or tsunamis. It doesn’t even matter if there are terrorist attacks. God is GREATER than all of them combined, and He has absolute power of them all. Therefore, when you stand in the Presence of the Lord, and dwell in the Shadow of His Wings, all these contraptions of the devil will have to “flee in a thousand directions”.
The only criterion for this is that you have accepted Jesus and are a child of God. Once in the family of God, He will not allow anyone to touch you. Even a simple utterance of the Name “Jesus”, when done in faith, will send the devil fleeing frantically.
So the next time you feel anxious or afraid when you watch or read the troubling news, read some scriptures on protection, pray protection prayers, and guard your heart by spending time in the Presence and Comfort of the Lord.