THE LORD WATCHES OVER YOU!Paul Dhinakaran

“The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.”     (Psalm 145:20)

The Dhinakarans My dearly beloved,

Today, all over the world, danger lurks at every corner. We cannot venture out after a certain time in the evening for a cup of coffee or even dinner. Every day, we live in fear as to whether we will reach home safely. We cannot rely on our own strength or on that of the others.

But the Lord gives you this promise, especially to youngsters, to watch over all who love Him. His word in Psalm 145:20 says, “The Lord watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.” The Lord was the only guide and support for Moses. In the same way for Him to lead each one of us, we must completely lean on Him. He will make sure no evil will befall us.

A few years ago, a eleven-year-old boy received the distinguished bravery award from the government of India. It is amazing to know the real reason why this bravery award was given to him. One morning, a tiger had entered his house and tried to carry away his sister in front of his eyes. This angered the boy, and fearlessly, he picked up a log of wood that was nearby and struck the tiger's head with all his might. Unable to bear the pain, the tiger not knowing what to do, dropped the little girl and fled into the forest. In spite of being so young, he ran to the rescue of his little sister by confronting the tiger singlehandedly. He did not call for anybody’s help but using his presence of mind and not caring for his own life, saved his sister.

In the same way, our beloved Lord Jesus said, "Let me die to save My children" and tasted death (Hebrews 2:9) giving up His precious life for us. His love for us is so immense and deep that the Lord has resolved to lead us, His children, all by Himself. As the boy shared a blood relationship with the little girl, he put his life at risk and rescued her. Hence, it is best to stand firmly rooted in the blood relation, power and the grace that Jesus Christ has already given you. During times of trials, sorrows, or tears, depending on the prayers of some servants of God to remove all your problems is unwise. So, when you begin your daily work, commit yourself to the Lord saying, "Lord, You gave Your life and shed Your precious blood to prosper my life. So, I surrender myself completely into Your hands."

Prayer:

Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus, thank you for shedding Your precious blood for me to make my life prosperous. From this day on, I commit myself completely unto You. Lead me, strengthen me and order every step that I take in my life. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit daily that I may know and do Your will always. Knowing that I am the apple of Your eye whom You watch over, I ask You to fill me with Your love that I may walk in the path that You have set before me daily. Thank you for loving me so much, my Lord!

In Jesus Name

Amen.

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