When you are in a dark and dangerous place, fear and anxiety set in. You need to know that you will be protected. You start remembering God’s truths:
He is always with me. Matthew 28:20
He goes before me. Deuteronomy 31:8
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. Psalm 118:6
But does He really have my back? I mean, when life gets tough, I need to know! In fact, God does have your back:
Isaiah 52:12 “The Lord will go before you, the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”
Psalm 139:5 “You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.”
Sometimes God protects our body, even though it is just a temporary shelter for us. He ALWAYS stands guard to protect our mind and our heart, to keep us from evil. He provides protection from all directions.
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10