I will shield your life and deliver you from the wicked.
Psalm 97:10 (WEB)
You who love Yahweh, hate evil.
He preserves the souls of his saints.
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
God is our protector. God is our defender and He promises to shield us and deliver us from the hand of the wicked. The New Living Translation says Psalm 27:10 this way... You who love the Lord, hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked. (NLT)
No matter how great the opposition you are facing, God is greater because good fathers protect their kids. It is that simple. The world can be a very scary place to live in apart from this revelation. But when we know that our Dad is the biggest, the strongest and the most loving Dad in the universe, it makes all the difference in the world!
May we all be convinced of this truth on a deeper level than we have ever known before. My prayer today is that the knowledge of our Father's protecting love will bring a sense of peace and rest and security in our soul so that we will be confident that He is indeed our fortress and our shield.
May we echo the words found in Psalm 91:1-2 that says... 1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of Yahweh, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.” (WEB)