The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation.
Recommended Reading: Psalm 91:14-16
An American missionary to Africa asked a tribal chief why the churches in Africa saw God work so many miracles. The chief replied, “In America, you have blessed insurance; in Africa, we have only blessed assurance!”
Insurance protects against catastrophic loss or injury and is prudent, especially if the law mandates it. But there is a danger in putting our trust in man-made forms of protection instead of trusting in God’s protection. There are biblical warnings to that effect: trusting in horses, chariots, and horsemen “because they are very strong” instead of looking to “the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 31:1). When we become a Christian, we enter into the family of God, thereby coming under the protection of God Himself. The apostle Paul wrote that there is nothing that can separate us from His love (Romans 8:35-39).
Begin each day by affirming your trust in God’s provision and protection. Never doubt that His goodness and mercy are following you each day (Psalm 23:6).
A sovereign Protector I have, unseen, yet forever at hand; unchangeably faithful to save, almighty to rule and command.
Augustus M. Toplady