I am glad that I do not know everything that lies ahead. I’d much rather walk by faith than by sight. A couple of days ago as we were studying the book of Acts, we saw Jesus encouraging Paul to be of good cheer. Not only were those words of Jesus spoken to encourage Paul because of what had happened to him, but also to prepare him for what was ahead. Paul’s enemies wanted to kill him, but Jesus had a plan of protection that Paul could never have concocted.

Your Lord Jesus is for you, so who can be against you? That is the truth! No matter what odds appear to be against you, the living God of heaven and earth is your shield. He declares the end from the beginning, and assures us, “My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.” He governs the heart of man to show to His servants a token of favor for good. Your future is as bright as the promises of God, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.“

Yes, we have an adversary that is out to devour us, but for the abiding, obedient child of God, we have a Captain of Protection standing before us!