He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfullness is a shield and buckler.
God is faithful to his children who believe in his name, and his promises. When he makes a promise, he’s faithful to fulfill it. How often I’ve heard people say,” God doesn’t hear my prayers! He doesn’t love me!” God loves everyone, and he enjoys answering our prayers. If only we’d trust in him and stand on his word.
My little brother, Joseph, at the age of 7, ran away from school onto a four-lane busy Highway. It was the busiest of the day, and he almost got hit by several cars. Yet, God protected him. The worst thing that happened to him was the fear of crossing the highway. We’re so grateful that God protected Joseph.
When God calls us to do a certain task or assignment, the enemy will bring opposition. Daniel 10:13 says,
“…the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me twenty-one days. So Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, and I left him there, with the prince of the kingdom of Persia.” NLT
God gave us His word, life and strength. We must tap into his word by believing in our hearts, and confessing with our mouth. We must confess, “I believe that God is protecting everyday!” God is the one and only true light in this world. When we pray to God, he listens to us.
Years ago a friend of mine called me at 10 p.m. to come rescue her from an abusive boyfriend. I didn’t want to go by myself, so I took my father with me. When we got there, the door opened, and we heard screaming. My father went in first, and I followed behind him.
As we went upstairs, my friend’s boyfriend was dragging her across the hall. She was kicking and screaming. Her boyfriend took his fist and hit her several times in her eyes, face, and in her mouth. My father pulled him off of my friend, and he started fighting my father.
I grabbed my friend’s hand and led her downstairs to safety, but she went back upstairs. She started calling her boyfriend names, and he jumped on her again. I couldn’t believe this, and wondered if trying to save her was God’s will. Eventually my father got him to leave with him. I’m not sure what my father said to him. I know that God was with us. As my father escorted him outside, he told me to stay with my friend. Literally, I felt my heart jumping from fear.
When they left, I said to my friend, “He would’ve killed you, and us too. Why did you come back here?” She looked at me with tears in her eyes and declared,”I love him.” I went over and quietly started praying for her. I’m not sure how long we stayed in that place, or how long my father was gone.
Ps. 91:4 tells us that, “His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.” I believe, that the wings of God protected us. Usually, her boyfriend carried a gun, but he didn’t have his gun that night. God isn’t only a shield but he is a strong tower too. The amazing thing about God’s wings is that, they aren’t fragile like a bird or hen. His wings will not break or puncture. Instead, they’re strong and powerful to hold and cover us.
This scripture has two meanings of how God protects his people from dark situations. His wings act as a shield and a tower. We can run to God and find safety. God’s promises aren’t only for the people in Bible days. His word works for 2013 too. Think about who protected you from danger, healed your sickness, kept your mind sane, blessed you to keep your job in this economy, and blessed you to see another year.
Here’s a list of organizations that help women suffering from domestic violence:
Stand For Families Free of Violence www.standagainstdv.org/
Remember if you’re a victim of abuse please find help. You’re not alone!