11 Jan The Start of a New Week
Another week has begun and some of us on such occasions feel like an NFL quarterback surrounded by three hundred pound monsters whose only goal is to knock us down. Our entire team is depending on us to not only pinpoint our effort with precision but to remain absolutely calm, knowing we are going to be slammed to the ground as we scan the field for the best possible play. Our only hope is to have our own three hundred pound monsters protect us.
If you have ever felt this way I have great news for you. The Bible says in Psalm 91:11, “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” Now I realize I am treading on dangerous ground with some of you by inferring that angels are three hundred pound monsters. So let me assure you they are not three hundred pounds. No indeed, they are not limited to that. They are any weight necessary to meet our adversaries. Oh, neither are they monsters. Those are the bad ones trying to get through the protective circle of good angels.
Something else that is very encouraging is on Jesus’ resurrection morning you can be sure Lucifer had his entire force around the tomb. Jesus was NOT coming out. The Father sent one angel. Just one! And the entire force of hell fled. As Paul said in Romans, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” If you need some additional courage read Psalm 91 in its entirety. There are some amazing promises there. Here is one more as a spiritual and mental appetizer. “A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.”