God Protects Us
"I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:3 NIV)
God is going to take care of His people. He did so in history, and He will do so today!
There was once a boy in our neighborhood that liked to pick on my son. He was several years older than my son was, and much bigger, and since we don't encourage fighting, my son always felt threatened. It was some time before I realized what was going on, but I remember feeling an overwhelming need to protect my son. I explained to the boy (believe it or not in a fairly nice way) that it was my job to protect my son, and if he was going to fight with my son, he was going to have fight with me. I gave my son permission to defend himself, and I assured him that I would certainly back him up if he needed me. Once the boy knew he wasn't my son had backing, his threats didn't last very long.
When I was in school, if a bully picked on you, sometimes a bigger kid would defend you by saying "I've got your back". That meant that he would step in to defend you if he needed to. Being a rather small kid, it was always a good feeling to know someone was looking out for you.
As a Christian, through the promise God gave to Abram, God has our backs! He is protecting us from the bullies of this world. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the struggles of this world? Do you ever feel that situations and challenges are more than you can face alone? Do you need someone who can "cover your back"? I have some Good News for you today! God's got you covered! If you are His child, the Sovereign Hand of the Almighty covers your life!
Thank God today that He's "got your back"!