“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.”
God protects those He calls His own. Throughout the Old Testament, we have stories of God protected when He Daniel (Daniel 6). We know God protected Shadrack and his two friends (Daniel 3).
God protects his people even today. We ask God to take care of a condition in our lives and He works things out according to His will, not ours. I have friends going through this phase of kind of God’s protection.
Sometimes, God puts us to the test to teach us that we can trust Him. He allows hard experiences into our lives to show us what we need to do about certain circumstances in our lives. We don’t always like the way events unfold for us but God has to get our attention in ways we never thought possible. At the same time He protects us.
When Job went through his terrible experience, God told the enemy he could not touch Job. It took God Himself to explain to Job how things were. God is sovereign. He chooses what He chooses to happen. He doesn’t need us to advise Him what to do about circumstances in our lives. But, in the past, I have tried to be an advisor to God. The young girl was healed of her internal injury but I don’t believe God’s plan for her came to completion. Had I not stepped in and told Him what to do, I believe the outcome would have brought Him more glory.
When God allows something to happen to a person, we have to rely on Him to protect that person from further harm. Our prayers should not necessarily be for that person to have that circumstance be removed from their life because God might want to use that condition to further His kingdom. We can pray God’s protection over him or her as God leads the way through the trial.