Heard a talk on security the other day, and I agree in this day and age it is important to be aware; the enemy is out to get God’s kids, and that’s you and me; the enemy's goals are to kill, steal, and destroy in any way he can. Therefore, in these last days we must keep under the protection of our mighty Father God.
His promise of protection is complete so long as we follow His ways and trust Him to be our loving Abba!
Jeremiah 17:7-8 AMP
“Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man
who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord
And whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord. “
For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters,
That spreads out its roots by the river;
And will not fear the heat when it comes;
But its leaves will be green and moist.
And it will not be anxious and concerned in a year of drought,
nor stop bearing fruit.
We keep our hope alive in Him, our hope for His protection for us and our family. We have confident expectation in His love knowing His shelter surrounds us and we move about without fear. He keeps us awake and aware to any snares of the enemy, so we can avoid them. Our Abba also nourishes us with the water of His Word, and our daily conversations together.
I know that, at least for me, His loving care for me keeps me confident and sure even in these confusing times; we know all will turn out well for us, because our God is in control. We have no need to allow anxiety and doubt to enter our minds, for His Word promises His hedge of protection surrounding us.
“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,
But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you,
Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,”
Says the Lord who has compassion on you.
Throughout His Word we find His love for us plainly stated. He is in love with us teaching us His ways so we can keep near to Him; He's desiring to keep us within His guardianship. When we love Him as well, we have the same desire in our hearts ~ to be close to Him and to have Him live in our hearts so we can talk with Him throughout the day and just keep surrounded by His shield~ like a cocoon in which we live and grow under His tutelage, so we can become the butterfly He created us to be. The butterfly is a beautifully designed creation of God, seemingly delicate in constitution, but it has the strength to migrate sometimes 2500 miles.
No matter how fierce the storm or nasty the conflict, when I place myself in Abba’s hands, I am fully confident that all will work out well. You can be sure as well. To begin your relationship with Him, simply admit you are a sinner, repent of your sins (means you will change your ways), and ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life.
Then begin spending time with Him each day. [For suggestions and help you can read the book entitled Cast Up A Highway) You will find yourself standing strong, a soldier in the King's army, and confident in the Lord to face every storm or situation. The added benefit is knowing when you breathe your last earthly breath, you will walk through death’s door right into the delighted arms of Jesus in heaven. Your eternity is assured!