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Does God promise to protect me?

Psalm 31:19How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection.

Daniel 3:17-18“The God whom we serve is able to save us. . . . But even if he doesn’t . . .”

Daniel 6:22“My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me.”

Psalm 91:11For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.

Sometimes God protects and delivers in miraculous ways in order to preserve us so we can continue to serve him. But the ultimate fulfillment of this promise is in the spiritual protection of God’s loving grace rather than physical protection. Like Daniel’s friends, we must commit ourselves to obeying God no matter what happens to our earthly body.

2 Corinthians 12:7I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.

At other times, even God’s chosen servants experience devastating physical hardship and suffering. These are the times when our faith is put to the test, and we must not lose our eternal perspective.

Psalm 17:8-15Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. . . . When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.

The psalmist prays to God for protection from enemies yet trusts that ultimate safety is God’s salvation that leads to the hope of heaven.

Philippians 4:7His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Through consistent and devoted prayer, we can know the protection of God’s supernatural peace.

Jeremiah 42:13-16“But if you refuse to obey the Lord . . . ‘the very war and famine you fear will catch up to you.’”

Jeremiah teaches the relationship between our obedience and the protection of God.

Romans 5:3-5We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials . . .

When God does not prevent suffering, he promises strength to endure through the Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 30:20“If you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land.”

Through his Word, God offers wisdom that helps us avoid needless peril.