Summary: God is our Defense in time of trouble

He is Our Defense

“Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” (Proverbs 30:5, ESV)

We are influenced by both the world we see and the unseen spiritual world:

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.” (Ephesians 6:12–13, ESV)

Many times what we see in this world is the result of spiritual battles being fought in the unseen world. The Psalmist prayed, “My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.” (Psalm 62:5–6, NKJV)

Scripture makes it clear that all power belongs to God:

“God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.” (Psalm 62:11, NKJV)

Here, again, relationship is extremely important. He is a shield to those who trust in him; he is our defense, and our salvation. It makes sense to expect help from him rather than from something or someone else. Our hope is in him, and we do well to wait silently for him to act on our behalf.

Today, ask yourself:

Do I realize a spiritual battle is raging around me? Am I trusting God to be my shield?

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