During our life in this world, we need protection to survive and live happily. When we are kids, we need our parent’s protection and as days pass by, we protect our family and children. Protection also means to protect something. We protect our pets, assets and properties from intruders. Who will be peaceful and happy to live in a world which is full of insecurity and danger? No one likes it. But still we have no other go and have to live in the same world which is occupied by different types of danger. All we can do is, try to be safe and free from all danger and injuries. How can we protect ourselves and our family?
You can protect your family financially through a secured job and solid income. You can protect your name and heritage through righteousness and good qualities. You can protect your assets through law and orders. You can protect yourself and your family from danger with your physical strength and power. Safety and security can be provided or obtained. As parents, you always wish to do a lot more things to secure your children’s future. So every day, you wake up, do your routine work and sleep. Do you know that no one can give surety and safety for your life the next day, except God? Proverbs 10:27 says, “The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.” God alone can bless you with long life, so that you can put in your hard-work and efforts in supporting and protecting your family.
Even though we speak about confidence, strength and power, sometimes we go weak and fear about the dangers which surround us. We read in Psalms 91, about the different types of dangers and disasters we are all afraid of and how God protects us all. The verses will always give you hope, that God is always watching your feet and protecting you. When you are in fear ask God to fill you with courage and He will lead you. When you are oppressed, God will be your stronghold and refuge. Nahum 1:7 says, “God cares for those who trust in him”. Trust in Him when you feel unprotected and lonely, He cares for you.
At all times, God will be your hiding place and He will protect you from all trouble. He will command His angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. I sometimes see that, parents instruct their kids to pray and then go to school or play. It is one of the responsibilities of every parent to train their children and build a habit of praying for their safety. As we grow, we forget that habit of asking God to protect us. If you have forgotten this beautiful habit, it is not too late. Every day, pray to God for His protection, before you leave your home to school or work. Pray when you before you travel, before you sleep, before you eat etc. God will guide you and will protect you from all life-threatening and unsafe situations.