God Will Keep Your Way Secure
By Debbie McDaniel
"It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure." - 2 Samuel 22:33
I was sitting outside early one morning just before dawn. Rainstorms were all around, I could hear the distant thunder and feel the strong winds. But my little place under the roof awning with a hot cup of coffee, Bible, and favorite blanket was secure, safe, undisturbed, though all around me it was stormy.
God's reminder came: "You are secure in Me. You are held strong by My protection overhead though the storms of life may surround you. The winds can blow, the rains can beat down hard, the times may look dark, but My Presence surrounds and I am greater than the storm."
Just because I was under the roof awning, it didn’t stop the storm. But it did provide protection during the storm.
Just because we are under God’s care, it doesn’t stop the storms from happening around us. But it does provide incredible strength and protection for every battle we face in this life.
Many of you might find yourselves facing huge storms in life right now. Maybe your storm is caused by circumstances that are out of your control. Maybe your storm is caused by people, broken relationships, and betrayal or hurt that has wounded you deeply. Maybe the biggest storm you face is caused by the enemy himself whose main goal is simply to bring you down, stop you in your tracks from being a light in this world. God reminds us in His word, that the enemy's intent is always to steal, kill, and destroy. He will do all he can to prevent truth from being shared, and he is ruthless and cruel.
But the storms never have full reign, for right in the midst He reminds us: You are held secure by a Mighty God. You may feel some wind, you may hear the loud thunder, and see darkness or rain all around. But His covering of protection and love surround, you don't face it alone. And in just a short time the storms will pass, the light will shine again, and you will be strengthened for a greater work ahead.
Press on my friends who are facing hard times.
He knows your way and has a plan.
You are held, and He is with you.
Intersecting Faith & Life: Write down a storm you’re facing right now. Then after it, write down this verse, "It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure." 2 Samuel 22:33. Put it in a place you’ll see it daily, maybe tucked in your Bible, or hang it up on the bathroom mirror, or keep it in your car. But choose to remind yourself daily, that you are not facing this battle alone. God is the One who is with you, strengthening you daily, keeping your way secure. He gives peace and joy right in the midst of the toughest times. Trust Him, even though you can’t figure it all right now. He knows what’s up ahead, and He is building greatness within you.
The Characters of Christmas is a podcast created to help you take a fresh look at the Christmas story by getting to know the minor characters that played a part in Jesus’ birth. It is the companion to Dan Darling's book "The Characters of Christmas: The Unlikely People Caught Up in the Story of Jesus."