You are Protected

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You are protected! Did you know that God watches over you for good and not for harm? Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

God has protected you physically so many times; you might not even know how many times He has prevented you from getting into a car accident or out of a situation in which you would have been harmed. Just because He has allowed you to go through some suffering doesn’t mean that He is not watching out for your good.

God gives us many Scriptures about protection: “The LORD will keep you from all harm— He will watch over your life.” Psalm 121:7 NIV

But how can God be our protector if He allows suffering in our lives? It might be hard to believe that you are protected by God if you have been brutalized, raped, or harmed in any way.

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I asked the Lord to show me how He is my protector. He showed me that even though I myself have been brutalized and it didn’t seem like He protected me, He was there with me, suffering with me, and He turned those situations around, years later, into something that was of benefit to me and to others.

God turns every horror into beauty eventually. I have been counseling women for years, and the richness of what I tell them would not have been possible if I had never endured the things I’ve been through. I see healing in others due to the fact that God has healed me, and that is a testimony of the faithfulness of a good God.

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Here are more verses about God protecting us (Psalm 5:11, Psalm 20:1 , Psalm 34:19, Psalm 91). Let these verses sink in: “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV

This means that we are protected from Satan and his demons. Christ won the victory over Satan at the cross and has given all His children power over the enemy. I teach more about this in the 6th spiritual warfare video how to overcome demonic attacks and be protected from them.

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“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:28 ESV

The fact that no one can snatch us out of God’s hand means that our soul is safe. If we belong to Christ and wholeheartedly pursue Him, no one can cause us to lose our hope that we will be with Christ forever when we die.

God protects people physically all the time, but that is not a guarantee that no suffering will happen to us because of the sinful choices of people in this world against us. God works even those things out for our good, and He redeems us from the pit (Psalm 103:4). You are protected!

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6 Responses to “You are Protected”

  1. Kristi says:

    God holds our souls close and protects us spiritually even in the midst of the worst physical attacks. I can’t help but think of Matthew 10:28.

    • Susan says:

      “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Great verse!

  2. Melissa says:

    This is certainly a difficult subject for some people to accept given the atrocities in our world but your explanation and scripture verses are to help others understand God protection of us. Thank you for the post!

  3. Jess says:

    So much good stuff in this post! Some people think that Jesus doesn’t actually protect us since there is still pain and suffering in the world, but they don’t realize what the protection of Jesus actually entails. You bring that to light so that others can understand it and be healed by it- thank you!

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