Safety is no more a personal choice; it is rather a universal concern. From helmets to seat belts, from awareness drives to compulsory health insurance, from child safety services to financial safety, measures are taken and rules are being laid to assure safety of people, lives and belongings.
Are these efforts winning their fight towards protection? Although these measures are welcome, they have their own limitations.
But did you know there is a place that offers you round-the-clock guaranteed safety and protection?
One psalm that Christians would have read over and over again, but still find new hope every time it is read is Psalm 91.
A lovely psalm that talks about the 24-hr protection in God’s presence, across the length and breadth of your existence!
Protection during day time, protection during night time
Protection from pestilence, protection from destruction
Protection when you’re alone, protection when you’re surrounded by wicked
Protection from evil, protection from diseases
Protection from accidents, protection from enemies
The Psalmist does not end here:
When you are in God’s presence, you’ve deliverance, you’ve exaltation, you’ve answer to your prayers, you’ve honor, you’ve the blessing of a long life and above all, you’ve salvation.
How amazing! What is more worthy of being desired than this awesome presence of God – the secret place of the Most High?
Are you finding it hard to reconcile these verses with the experiences you are going through? Wondering why countless believers still face hard times, dangers and problems in life?
These verses do not indicate absence of danger, but joy and safety in God’s presence, amidst struggles and challenges.
There will be perilous pestilence, but have faith God can deliver you. There will be arrows thrown at you, but do not be afraid. There will be stones in your journey, but believe angels will guard you.
If you begin to focus on your problems, you lose sight of God who can solve your problems.
Don’t panic. There are uncertainties in life. There is danger everywhere. But you are shielded. You are safe when you’re in the presence of God.
God’s presence is the only source of ultimate joy and protection – the knowledge that even when you pass through the deep waters or fiery furnace, His hands still holds you.