The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.. —Psalm 34:7
God provides a circle of protection around each of us. David recognized that when he was under pressure that seemed insurmountable.
The challenge we often find is that we rely too heavily on ourselves to control situations and others. Although we must be proactive in life, we also must rely on the power of God. Spiritual resources are available right around us.
We can tell when we’re relying on those spiritual tools especially when the pressure is great. Can we continue to do what we’re doing even when problems exist around us, when kids are challenging, and when the to do list is increasing. It’s not that we have to get away for a quiet time, although that is often helpful. It’s more that we need to integrate the power and strength of God into our daily lives.
When the anger, anxiety, or internal tension increases it’s good to be reminded that there are spiritual resources available to us every day. They are provided by God.
While we’re thinking of this grand idea of protection that God provides, let’s remember to pray for our children as well, that they might experience these spiritual resources in their own lives and see God’s hand at work.
Lord, I want to pray a prayer today for a circle of protection around me and my family. I know you are there and working but I often don’t rely on your strength. Please empower me to use your spiritual tools to do what you’ve called me to do. And let me be a beacon to others that your circle of protection is there. Amen.