GOD’S PROTECTIVE HAND IS UPON YOU                           Psalm 31:14-18

“But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. 15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.” (vv14-15)

Terry Schafer knew what she wanted to buy her husband for Christmas, but it was more than she could afford. So a generous storeowner agreed to gift wrap it and let her take it, with the agreement that she make weekly payments. When she thanked him and he replied, “Oh, it’s nothing,” that storekeeper didn’t realize the significance of his kind gesture. On October 4th, patrolman David Schafer was pursuing an armed robber when he was shot in the stomach. When an officer went to tell his wife Terry, she was glad she hadn’t waited for Christmas to give her husband his gift. And she was doubly grateful for the storekeeper who’d agreed to come to terms, otherwise David would be dead. Instead he was hospitalized, not with a gunshot wound but a bruise because he’d been wearing the new bulletproof vest she’d given him earlier that week. When the timing of an event is more remarkable than the event itself, some people attribute it to luck, fate, coincidence, or karma (they’re usually the ones who think birth, death interruptions and delays are matters of chance, not divine design) But not David, he wrote “I come to you, Lord, for protection… and claim you as my God… The Lord protects the faithful” (Psalm 31:1-23 CEV) Whatever you go today remember that God’s protective hand is upon you. (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE: The God who made the firmament Who made the deepest sea. The God who put the stars in place Is the God who cares for me – Berg.


God, who knows the name of every star. Knows all our names as well.

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