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God’s Protective & Loving Embrace

The verse from Micah 7:8 -Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me- encapsulates the profound belief in God’s unwavering protection over His children. It is a declaration of faith that even in the face of adversity, the believer is never alone.

Spiritual armor that believers wear and the divine light that guides them through life’s challenges, is one of the most important aspects that we can do to assure God’s protection.  It is a testament to the power of faith and the comfort it provides to God’s children, when we are cohesively tethered to Christ in all we do!

The Assurance of Divine Protection
God’s protection is a recurring theme in religious texts, symbolizing a spiritual shield against the trials and tribulations of life. This protection is not just a physical safeguard but also a psychological and spiritual one. It reassures believers that they are watched over and cared for, providing a sense of security that transcends earthly concerns. We are able to perform tasks and duties according to His Will and be successful at what we do, only in Christ!

The Light in Darkness
Darkness, often associated with despair and hopelessness, is dispelled by the mere presence of God’s Divine light. This light is a metaphor for guidance, wisdom, and ultimately, our salvation. It is the beacon that leads one through the darkest valleys and the assurance that dawn follows the night. This gives us eternal hope of the life here and to come. God’s Word is unfettered and impregnable – thereby everlasting and bonded in Christ!

The Resilience of Faith
The act of rising after a fall is emblematic of resilience, a quality that is nurtured by our unwavering faith. It is the belief in God’s protection that gives believers the strength to stand up again, no matter how hard they have been struck down, but we can accomplish this only through Christ!

Reflection Questions:

  1. How does the concept of God’s protection influence your daily life?
  2. In moments of darkness, how do you find the light of God?
  3. Can you recall a time when your faith provided resilience in the face of adversity?

 Father, In the shadow of Your wings, I seek refuge. When the world around me crumbles, be my steadfast Rock. In moments of weakness, be my strength. As I navigate the trials of life, guide my steps with Your light. Shield me from the snares of the enemy, and when I falter, lift me with Your righteous right hand. For in Your protection, I find peace. In Your love, I find courage. And in Your presence, I am forever secure, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”


C D SWANSON is an Author and freelance writer, a contributor to various websites, a member of Faithwriters, and has a website. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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