Nothing gives me more comfort than knowing that God is guarding me – looking after me.
I think that from that perspective I can see how upset He gets when we trust our inanimate objects like other man-made idols and our money. Even when it comes to putting ourselves, our jobs or whatever else we feel makes us successful in front of our affections for Him.
It takes the heart of God and we tell Him that He does not matter and that pain must crush Him incredibly.
I see God watching us closely, watching our every move and keeping harm away from us, keeping others who curse us from being successful in doing so and making sure that no one overruns us.
That is why we can rejoice in song on Sunday morning with other followers of Christ! That is why we can shout for joy! Our King is here, the Righteous One, the Victor! He came at first lowly, riding on a donkey’s colt and He did that to disarm us and bring us peace. He did that to deliver us from death in a waterless pit so that He could create a new covenant with us, sealed with blood.
Can you here Him calling? Come to a place of safety, all you prisoners, for there is yet hope! For every one of your woes, I will give you two mercies!
Even when I need to take up arms, the Lord leads me as I fight. It is His arrows that fly straight, it is His trumpet that makes the call. You will defend me, You will subdue those who are against me and because they are under your feet, I shout with triumph!
It’s like a shepherd caring for their sheep – how wonderful and beautiful is that. Such peace and such protection ensures an abundance of wealth and young people grow strong and everyone is radiant with health and happiness.