Psalm 121:7 Safe From All Harm

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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. 

Psalm 121:7-8 Keeping You From Harm

The LORD will keep you from all harm–he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:7-8

This is one of the verses that people love to be able to quote. They love the idea that God is watching over them and will not allow any harm to come to them.

Throughout the years, however, many people have walked away from God because of being disillusioned. They are told that God will never allow them to be harmed, then something painful happens in their life, a sickness, or death, or accident, and they are now confused. They were under the belief that nothing bad could happen in their life that would appear to harm them, then something did.

The challenge is in how a person views what harm is. Most people view the temporary things of this life as things that can harm them. While sickness, pain and death are painful to the body in this life, none of them can harm the soul for eternity.

Jesus went through an extremely excruciating painful torture as He was placed upon the cross. His physical body was in extreme pain. It appeared as if He were being harmed. Yet, His soul was untouched, it was only the temporary, physical body that was harmed.

Paul had stated that all things work together for those who love God. This means all things, both comforting and painful.

The physical ‘harm’ that you may be going through today is not really harming you, it is helping to mold and shape you. It is working to mold and shape you into the person God wants you to be. That harm is not to destroy, but to build you up in Jesus. It is working to make you more like Jesus.

God is watching over your life so that you will not be harmed. All you have to do is allow God to use whatever it takes to keep you from being harmed. The real harm you must be concerned with is harming your soul with sin. That is the only harm that can damage you for all eternity. Everything else is just a temporary training ground.

I pray today that you will see God’s work in your life; that you will know that God is watching over you; that you will not be harmed by the things of this world; and that your life will be sold out to God.