How to live fearless in a dangerous world.
We live in times when crime rates are at all-time highs. When viral outbreaks and new strains of viruses are common as day. When innocent people were gunned down while simply jiving to music at a concert (or when a performer herself was shot dead in front of her shell-shocked fans).
Part and parcel of life today is news of violence, natural disasters, and other tragic events flooding our newsfeeds.
Here’s the truth: The dangers are real. The darkness is real. But God’s promise that you can live unafraid and protected from every terror, deadly disease, and destructive snare can be an even greater reality in your life.
Too good to be true? Can we really find such promises of hope and practical help for the world we live in today?
Let me introduce you to Psalm 91, which opens with the powerful truth that he who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. This secret place is not only available to a select few, but is accessible to all of us who receive Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior. It is not a geographical location, but a place of being in Christ, where He is our hiding place, the safest shelter in the entire universe. We can abide under His shadow, a place which speaks of closeness, intimacy, and protection.
Real protection for real dangers
Instead of depending on your foresight, smarts, ability to plan ahead, and natural resources, when you, like the psalmist in Psalm 91:2 (NLT), say of the Lord,
“He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.”
you will see Him, as the psalmist goes on to say, “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.” When you know God’s faithful promises and hold on to them, they become your armor and protection—no matter what dangers surround you.
So many people who’ve written to my ministry can testify of this. I’ll never forget how Veronica from New York shared how her husband Casey was protected from a fatal road accident which happened just moments earlier up the road. Or how a lady from Virginia and her two young daughters just missed being caught in a tornado on a road trip—all because they stopped for food and gas when prompted to do so by the Lord.
There are so many other amazing stories of God intervening even when something bad had struck to save His children from harm. Over and over again, these testimonies reveal a God who places His own at the right place at the right time, and who is able to save miraculously, or in a supernaturally natural way!
You can live unafraid in dangerous times
Like these precious people, will you avail yourself of God’s promises of protection over your life? While the reality of living fear-free under God’s protection can be yours, it’s not something we can take for granted.
You can find out more about God’s 24/7, 360-degree covering over you and your loved ones in my new book, The Prayer of Protection—Living Fearlessly in Dangerous Times.
Not only will you discover how God has provided refuge for you from every kind of threat, you’ll also find out why Psalm 91 is the ultimate prayer of protection. I believe you’ll also be inspired by the numerous personal stories of the Lord’s protection over His people as you learn how to walk in an increasing measure of protection and safety in the days to come.
As you read, meditate upon, and pray the prayer of protection, I believe you’ll be empowered to live confidently and fearlessly in these dangerous times.