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We are Safe!

We are Safe!

Materials Needed: Lock (dead bolt would work)

Scripture Reference: Proverbs 3:24

In our church, we have a devotional time prior to Sunday school. My dad leads the devotion during this time. He recently told a story about his great aunt who was a widow. She lived near him and he stayed with her very often.

He said every night they would go to the door and she would lock the three dead bolts and then say her prayers. She would say to him “You see, if we do our part, God does His.” My dad used this story to tell us God does His part with or without our participation because He is a great God who loves His children.

I have been thinking about this and I am so thankful for God’s great ability to protect me both physically and spiritually. We can have a high tech alarm system and ten dead bolts if we choose, but our safety and security comes from God’s strong arm of protection.

Throughout God’s Word, we can think of many examples of God keeping His people safe. One example that comes to mind is The Exodus. The children of Israel were living in oppression. During their slavery, God multiplied the people and sent them deliverance through Moses.

Then, once they were let go, God used His power repeatedly for their safety as they journeyed through the wilderness. He parted the water for them to walk on dry land, He led them with a pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day, and He gave them food each day and preserved their shoes and clothing so that they did not wear out. God gave them victory over enemies and caused walls to fall to the ground. Whatever, was needed for His will to be accomplished, He provided.

Also, remember Job. Job had many terrible things happen to him that would have caused many of us to give up or curse God and die, but during this time God had a protective hand on the life of Job. Satan had to ask God for permission to afflict Job. God gave him permission, but Satan was not allowed to take his life.

Throughout the Bible, we can find examples of God demonstrating His desire and ability to protect His people. We should be smart and do what we can within good reason; however, we must realize our efforts are futile without God’s power. Our greatest weapon of defense is prayer and we need to utilize it in all matters.

As we lock our doors tonight, let’s thank God for peace to go to bed and have sweet sleep because our safety is out of our control, but managed, by God’s able hand.

Additional Scripture References: Deuteronomy 33:12; Psalm 4:8, 91:9,10; 27:1; 121:7,8; Isaiah 43:1,2; Romans 8: 37-39; 2 Timothy 1:7

By: Lydia Cox

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