OUR PROTECTIVE HEAVENLY FATHER
“Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.”
Psalms 108:13 KJV
One of the definitions I found for enemy in Webster’s Dictionary is “one who hates another and wishes him injury, or attempts to do him injury to gratify his own malice or ill will”. This is what satan tries to do to us because he hates us because we are serving Jesus. We must stay on the battlefield for Jesus.
Civilla Durfee Martin wrote one of my favorite hymns “God Will Take Care of You”. I’m so glad these words are true. “Through days of toil when heart doth fail, God will take care of you; When dangers fierce your path assail, God will take care of you.” We have a loving protective Heavenly Father.
God also delivers us from our enemies. “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king” (Daniel 3:17). “When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him” (Proverbs 16:7).
Heavenly Father, You are a loving compassionate and protective Father. Thank You for the many times You have protected me. I pray for everyone who is discouraged, lonely and heartbroken. Please comfort them. I pray for every pastor. Let them know how much You appreciate them. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweSeptember 1, 2017