When you stand on the rock Jesus, nothing and no one can really harm you. Do you believe that God protects you? Belong to those who say to God, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:2; NIV)
Read how Job was robbed by demonic enemies. But, of course, God always retains the upper hand. Just like Job, God retains the upper hand in our situations, too. God is with you; He goes with you through the greatest need. Stands by you. Comforts you. And helps you. Nothing bad in your life is from God. From God comes all the strength necessary, so that you can overcome even the worst distress more than well.
Believe in the protection of God for you
Whatever may be thrown against you. Whoever rages against you. Place yourself under the more than secure protection of God by believing His promises. And then, when the storms and the violent thunderstorms are over, you will see:
“See, all your angry enemies lie there, confused and humiliated. Anyone who opposes you will die and come to nothing. You will look in vain for those who tried to conquer you. Those who attack you will come to nothing. For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” (God in Isaiah 41:11-14; NLT)
This is no reason for arrogance. You are no better than other people (even though “Christians” told me that they were better than me because they prayed the Lord’s prayer three (!) times every morning; sigh). Such “Christians” should read Luke chapter 18, verses 9-14, where Jesus describes where the self-righteous end up.
Let us never forget:
- We have done absolutely nothing for our reconciliation with God. Our reconciliation with God was given to us.
- We can’t do anything without God’s help. And the beauty in that: God wants to help us so much.
We are not proud of ourselves, but we are proud that the Creator of everything loves us so much, that He has given everything so that we may spend eternity with Him. We look at Jesus; We do not look to others with envy or in a condescending way.
“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” (Jesus in Luke 10:19-20; NLT)