Daily Reading & Prayer
Psalm 91:2, “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’”
2 Samuel 22:33, “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.”
Have you ever sat on the porch and watched thunderstorms brewing on the horizon? You can hear the rumbling thunder, you can feel the strong winds, you can see the air tinted with various colors. But your place under the awning is safe, secure, and undisturbed, even though chaos is building all around. The roof doesn’t stop the storm; it just provides protection during the storm.
God’s protection doesn't eradicate life’s storms from happening around us. However, the protection of God provides incredible strength and sustenance for every battle we may face. When emotions, thoughts, or unexpected bills come into the picture, call out to God. Don’t leave the porch! Seek a safe place of refuge. Surround yourself with His presence and protection. This does not mean hiding like a hermit in a cave. Instead, Jesus wants you to “dwell” with Him, to move with Him, as you walk through your day. You can be in constant contact with Christ, who will guard you and keep you.
Today take a few minutes and jot down times when you have seen God’s hand protecting you and those close to you. Memorize Psalm 91:2, “I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” Notice the words “I will say” and declare them boldly!
Thank You for Your protection, Lord. You are in control, and I will walk close to You. I ask for guidance and protection in every area of my life. Amen.