The Lord will keep up from all harm–he will watch over your life; Psalm 121:7
One desire that every person has is to be safe from all harm. No one likes to be physically harmed in any way. Most will seek to find ways to be safe in whatever they do.
Organizations and governments have set up many different safety regulations to keep people safe from harm. Despite all of the safety regulations, people still get injured in various ways. Many times it is due to lack of following the rules or someone else not following the regulations.
When injury occurs, people strive to find someone to blame for the injury. They often feel the those in authority did not do enough to keep them safe. God is the most common one to be blamed for allowing the injury to occur.
The psalmist writes that God will keep a person from all harm because He is watching over the life of the believer.
Many people have chosen to follow God and believed that no harm would ever come to them. They felt as though God would protect them in every situation. Then, suddenly they get sick or get injured. Now they get angry with God because He did not protect them from harm.
While physical harm is painful, it is only temporary. The worst that physical harm can do to a person is bring about physical death. However, it cannot bring about spiritual death or separation from God.
God is watching over every believer to protect him from spiritual harm. Harm that will destroy his belief in Jesus. Harm that will cause him to turn away from God.
All physical harm will be used by God for the benefit of the believer. He knows that it is only temporary and works for an eternal good. God will protect the soul of the believer.
You can trust that God is watching over your life. He knows what is best for your life. If you allow Him to, He will put a hedge of protection around your soul to protect you from any harm.
This protection may or may not include physical protection, but it protects what is most important–your soul. The body you have is only for temporary use while on this earth. Your soul will last for eternity. After death you will receive a new eternal body.
Do not worry about the physical harm you may receive, but trust God’s protection of your soul. He is watching over you.
I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus provides; that you will trust God’s work in your life; that God will remove fear of physical harm; and that you will know the protection God offers your soul.