We had an interactive service in church yesterday where we were able to discuss about the faithfulness of God. Amongst many things that were mentioned, one thing that stood out to me is the fact that God is a shield.
As we discussed we talked about how God protects us from things we do not even know of. I think sometimes we take the ability to sleep and wake up for granted. There are a lot of things going on in the spiritual realm that we do not see. I strongly believe that there are demonic forces out there whose target is us. The fact that we have decided to follow Christ is a threat to the kingdom of darkness and as a result the devil fights us hard. There are arrows flying about to pierce us. But thank God for His protection.
When our eyes are closed, God’s eyes are opened.
When our eyes are blurry, God’s eyes are clear.
He shields not just us but also our loved ones. Have you ever imagined what your life will look like if God should shut His eyes on you for 1 second?
“What if the Lord had not been on our side? Let all Israel repeat:
What if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us?
They would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger.
The waters would have engulfed us; a torrent would have overwhelmed us.
Yes, the raging waters of their fury would have overwhelmed our very lives.
Praise the Lord, who did not let their teeth tear us apart!
We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free!
Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
Psalms 124:1-8 NLT