Today's Morsel: Many scriptures show us that God is our protector and our defense. Like an umbrella in the rain, He covers us and protects us from the storm. But to have an understanding of this protection and defense requires us to trust Him. For example; when I was in the military, I couldn't see the entire military force, but I knew that they were there. Did I trust them? You bet you. Did I believe that they would come through for me? Right again, I sure did. And all that was, was me having faith in the system that I was a part of.
Yet when we turn to the church, many people struggle with their faith in God because they can't see God. And that is exactly where faith comes in. We walk by faith and not by sight. You can't see every place that God is. You can only see where He is based upon your vision and surroundings. But your faith should cause you to believe that He's everywhere and that He will come to your defense every time you need Him, the same as I knew that the military I was a part of would come to help me should I needed them. The Psalmist said, "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore." The same way the U.S. Military is on call twenty-four seven, Jesus too is on call. I can't think of a better help. Can you?
Sing: Glory hallelujah, I shall not be moved; I'm anchored in Jehovah and I shall not be moved, just like a tree, planted by the waters, I shall not be move.