Jesus Is Your Guardian
We are not promised protection from the trials, but we are promised protection through the trials. There are times when life’s circumstances come upon us like a flood and we feel that we will be swept away by the tide of troubles before us. In those times we turn Him who is master of the storm and who will protect us from the ravishes of life.
In times of trial it is passages like this one in Isaiah which give us courage to stand with boldness to enter the thrown room of heaven and declare to Him, “You said that when we walk through the fire that we would not be burned and the flame would not scorch us – I am in the fire and I need your protection.”
Have you been feeling like life is more battle than victory? Are your mountains too high and your valleys too low? Remember his promise. Whatever we face he faces it with us. Sincere faith and faithfulness to Him will bring the reward of his protection in the darkest of trials.
If you are feeling overwhelmed I would encourage you take a moment and pray this passage back to the One who gave the promise. Tell Him what you are facing and remind Him (when you remind Him you are actually reminding yourself) what He has promised.
Prayer: Father God, You said you would bring us through when it seemed there would be no way so I am trusting you today to be my guardian in the storms I am facing. In Jesus name. Amen.
Deepen Your Walk
Here is a tool to help you do just that. In the study guide edition of the Daily God Walk every devotion has a second page designed to help grow deeper in your faith and become stronger on your journey.
The "Message" section is a summary of the main idea of the devotion:
Message: Are your mountains too high and your valleys too low? Remember his promise. Whatever we face he faces it with us. Sincere faith and faithfulness to Him will bring the reward of his protection in the darkest of trials.
The "Affirmation" section is designed to be used as a meditation thought and can even be used in prayer:
Affirmation: I trust you, Lord, to take me through the trials I face and I know you will not allow me to be overwhelmed by them.
The "Reflection" section usually contains comments or questions that are good to give some serious thought to:
Reflection: We sometimes pray for "breakthrough" when God wants to give us "brought-through." An interesting thought: he didn't promise to keep us from the flood but he promised to keep us through the flood; He didn't promise to keep us from the fire but he promised to bring us through the fire. Think about it.
The "My Notes" section is where you write your thoughts and ideas about the devotion. Also it is a good place to journal your walk of faith:
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