“Be strong and courageous. Be not afraid or dismayed before your enemies, for there is Another with us greater than all those. With them is an arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” 2 Chronicles 32:7-8 Amplified
We have certainly seen some horrendous events take place over the weekend. It’s one thing for some sort of weather event like tornadoes, earthquakes, fire and hurricanes to wipe out lives, but it is a whole different effect when man is cruel to man. We feel the presence of an enemy when that happens, an evil that hangs over us and we often wait for the next strike. This brings along with it the feeling of fear and anxiety primarily because we don’t know when that next event could take place. We ask ourselves and those around us, are we safe?
Today’s verse tells us Who we need to turn to. Those who choose to harm others only have an arm of flesh. No matter how smart or devious they are, God knows what their plans are and can intervene. Why He does that sometimes and not always is a great unknown. All I know is that all things go through His hands and I trust Him with my life.
As Psalm 27:1 says “The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life, of whom shall I be afraid.” I keep His word even closer to me at times like this, you can too. I just gave you two to get you started, the Bible is full of more. I recommend you go and find them.