30 Words Daily Devotion
WORD 30 - SAFETY
“The will of God will never take you to where the grace of God will not protect you. To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.”
Have you ever been so scared that you couldn’t move, talk, or even breathe? Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t think you would make it out alive? Or have you ever been in a scenario where your worst fears became a reality?
All of us have imaginary situations we pray will never come true. Some of us have even seen them come true. But what if I told you that you didn’t have to fear anymore? What if I told you that you have someone on your side who overpowers any opposition that comes in your sight? And what if I told you that the same person who is here to protect you is actually the same person we didn’t protect on the cross? Ironic, huh?
Psalm 91:1–6 provides us with a description of God’s protection:
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
God is our lifeboat in a raging ocean, our shield against a powerful army, and our light amid the uncertain darkness. God is our safe haven in our times of trouble. And in reality, the closer we are to the Shepherd, the safer we are from the wolf. This isn’t to say bad things won’t happen, because they do. Although Christ has saved us, we still live in a broken world—one that awaits Jesus’ return when all things will be made new.
Because of God’s promise of eternal life with him, we know that despite the terrible things that happen here on earth, everything will ultimately work out for us.
In the meantime, we are called to be dependent on God alone. For only God is faithful in all things, present at all times, powerful in all places, and mediator between earthly and heavenly realms. Do not fear the past, present, or future. Instead, throw yourself upon the mercy of our faithful God and know, deep in the core of your soul, that whatever happens—expected or shocking, next to you or on top of you, today or tomorrow—that you are safe in the arms of God.
VERSE OF THE DAY
“The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10).
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- What does being in the safety of God mean to you?
- Discuss an instance where you truly felt the safety and comfort of God’s presence.
- In what ways does God provide safety for people throughout Scripture?