The Lord is my protector;
he is my strong fortress.
My God is my protection,
and with him I am safe.
He protects me like a shield;
he defends me and keeps me safe.
-Psalm 18:2-3 (GNT)
What a comfort it is to know that the Lord is always there for me. Please don’t confuse this with the idea that God is going to shield me from adversity; it is through difficulties that I am proven and grow spiritually closer to God and in accordance with His will for me.
I recall a few years ago, when doing the “Purpose Driven life” course at Calvary, that a young woman who had been struggling with cancer remarked that she thanked God for it, because it brought her closer to Him by re-aligning her priorities (my words, not hers). So, no matter what happened to her as a result of her struggle with cancer, she knew she would always be safe in the arms of her loving Father God. Thankfully, Jesus made this all happen through His sacrifice for us. The peace of mind that is made available because of His blood is beyond description. Truly, God is my protection. No other is like Him.