We’ve all heard that God is always watching over us and protecting us, but do we truly believe that? Honestly, in the depths of our hearts? That in EVERY situation, God is always there? Some say yes, actually most will say yes, but when it comes to those hard times we very quickly turn that yes into a no, and starting turning the blame on God rather than see His loving hand. When something good happens in our lives we praise God and are ready to shout of His glory from the mountain tops. But when something bad happens, we curse God and become angry asking “God why did you do this?” or “God why did you let this happen?” or “God why did you leave me in this?”
One point we need to note and always remember, is that God is never the CAUSE of bad. He never CAUSES bad situations to happen in our lives. He may allow them, yes, but He never causes them. That being said, does that mean that God just takes a hike anytime we are faced with difficult times? Some might think that they have been abandoned in their hardest moments because if God was here, this wouldn’t be happening. What we fail to realize is that God can take any terrible moment and use it to create the biggest blessing.
Maybe you are struggling with health problems, but what if God needs your suffering to change someone’s life? Maybe your co-workers constantly bring you down at work, but what if God needs this to help build patience and compassion in you? Maybe you completely hit rock bottom on your life, but what if God needs your testimony to save someone from falling down the wrong path?
God can use anything and turn it into something incredible, because He is ALWAYS watching over us. The Psalms are an incredible place that stress that. Take Psalm 121, for example:
“I look to the mountains; where will my help come from?
My help will come from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not let you fall; your PROTECTOR is always awake.
The PROTECTOR of Israel never dozes or sleeps.
The Lord will GUARD you; he is by your side to PROTECT you.
The sun will not hurt you during the day, nor the moon during the night.
The Lord will PROTECT you from all danger; he will KEEP YOU SAFE.
He will PROTECT you as you come and go now and forever.”
Anytime the Bible wants to stress a higher importance of a word, it repeats the word. For example, when we say “Holy, Holy, Holy” that means we are saying the MOST Holy, because in Hebrew there is no such word as “Most Holy”. How many times a word is repeated also has specific meaning, according to the Hebrew language. The number 7 in the bible represents Divine Perfection, Completeness and Totality. In this Psalm the word “PROTECT” is repeated in it’s different forms 7 times! That means that God will protect us COMPLETELY, TO THE MAX, TOTALLY AND PERFECTLY! How amazing is that?!
It’s not possible for God to watch over us in one situation but not in another. It’s all or nothing. He is either always there or He is never there. Our God is ALWAYS there.
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