Friday, February 24, 2012

QT10017: Psalm 56: 3-4 (God is Our Protector)

When I am afraid,
I will trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me?
-- Psalm 56: 3-4
Reading 2 Kings chapter 18 and 19, I was really amazed of God's power of protection to his children. That time, Assyria took over some fortified cities of Judah. Hezekiah told them they did nothing wrong and asked what do they want. After giving tribute to Assyria, they kept on challenging Judah, mocked their king-Hezekiah and his faith to God to persuade the people to join them.

If you were on Hezekiah's situation would you continue to pay tribute because you are afraid or condemn God as your protector? If you are afraid where or who do you turn to? Who would you trust?

Instead of hiding and doing more favors to the king of Assyria, Hezekiah prayed to God and continued to trust in Him. In the end of chapter 19, God answered Hezekiah's prayer. It was a success for Judah and they did not even lay a finger on them.

God told Hezekiah to continue trusting Him and he did and God did as He promised. The great thing about being on God's family is that you are always included in His promises. So if He promised to guide you, protect you and continue to provide for you - you better believe it. Remain faithful to God and He will remain faithful to His promises. He's like our father that protects their children.

God bless to all.


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