“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3
There is no doubt that life is full of dangers and uncertainties. Temptations abound and even with the best of intentions and good resolutions on our part, “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Sickness, accidents, and unexpected reversals of fortune are always lurking in the shadows. A few years ago we were shocked to hear that an old friend of my parents, a man in his 80s, was carjacked and beaten in a nice suburban neighborhood in broad daylight. You just never know.
On top of that we know that the devil is always out there prowling like a lion, watching for someone to devour. I have known men whom I thought were unshakable who fell into sin and despair after years of faithful service.
I don’t know how anyone gets through life without the confidence that no matter where I go, no matter how dangerous things become, and no matter how weak my sinful flesh, the Lord is faithful, ready to forgive me, quick to establish me, watching over me to guard me against the evil one.
Our confidence is in Jesus, our merciful, loving, and powerful Savior, who never leaves us, never forsakes us.
Lord Jesus, my life is in your hands. Thank you for your forgiveness, your patience, and your unfailing love. Thank you for keeping me today.
Pastor Dan Giles