A Shield of Favor
For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
As Christians, God is our protector and shield. God watches out for us and even protects us from things that could end badly for us. In 1 Kings chapter 6, we see the Syriana army was surrounding Elisha and his servant. The servant begins to panic, but Elisha prayed that God would open his eyes. Once God opened the servant's eyes, he still saw the Syriana army surrounding them, but he always saw a heavenly host surrounding the army. God was there to protect Elisha and His servant. Sometimes, in our lives, we feel that God lets bad things happen to us, but what we have to remember is that God works all things together for good. There are times, like in Job's life, that we have to go through bad things so that our faith gets stronger. If we never go through anything bad in our lives, we would never need to trust and have faith in God. God puts His shield of favor around you because of His love for you. Never doubt God in trails and bad times. Have faith and trust that His shield will protect you.
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