God will Keep And Protect You
“I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but that You keep them and protect them from the evil one.”
– John 17:15 (AMP)
Sometimes the solution to a situation isn’t getting out of it. This is where discernment is very vital. Not every discomforting scenario is an “attack” that we must flee from.
Some situations are designed to mold us and work out character in us. Some situations are tough, but God deeds a light in the midst of the darkness to help others find their way. And so He may choose to leave you in it just a little while longer.
Jesus knew the level of travail and pressure that believers would have in the world, but rather than pray for a hasty “deliverance or get-away”, He asked that His Father “keep and protect”.
The word “keep” means to Guard and protect, so Jesus was asking more or less for a double protection for His Saints!
We need to have the attitude of the three Hebrew young men who understood this. Listen to them, Dan 3:17-19 “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. “But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”
Sometimes God may choose not to deliver you at the time you expect. What you need in that time is to pray for a double protection!
Are you going through a trial, persecution or contradiction? Be patient.
Pray for patience and go through it with dignity knowing that God can and will deliver you shortly!
In Jesus Name I declare, Dear Heavenly Father, You are my God. Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy. Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, shield my head in the day of battle. Do not grant the wicked their desires, Lord; do not let their plans succeed.
May slanderers not be established in the land; may disaster hunt down the violent. Surely I will praise your name and I will live in your presence forever. Amen