How many of you feel that you are being shot at on a daily basis? Do you feel the attack on your soul from the powers of darkness?
These attacks come in many forms: Discouragement, temptation, fatigue, hopelessness, etc. We are in a spiritual battle and if we can be rendered powerless by our enemy, we will be ineffective in our mission.
At these times, we must lean on God’s promise to be our shield:
2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
Remember: God never goes back on a promise. His word is proven, He will be our shield. It says He is a shield to ALL who trust Him. That includes me. That includes you!
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
There it is again! When God gives His word, It will shield us from the enemy.
In Ephesians chapter 6, We see the armor of God. The shield of faith protects us from all the fiery darts of the wicked one. We produce this shield of faith by hearing the Word of God.
Romans 10:17 – So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
What a powerful piece of armor this is. As we learn that God is our shield, we can walk through our day protected. He will protect us when we are falsely targeted at work. He will stand up for His children just like I would stand up for mine.
This will be at least a 2 part discussion. There is so much to see in His word about his protection. Tune in tomorrow for more. I want to leave you with this scripture to meditate on today.
1 A Psalm of David when he fled from Absalom his son. Lord, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me.
2 Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.”
3 But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head.
4 I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill.
5 I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.
Please feel free to leave comments and examples in your life where God has shielded you. It may be an encouragement to someone.