So Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side?
The enemy has a strategy to exploit your vulnerabilities. One of the hardest things to understand in life is that because we live in a world of evil, there is a devourer, but the Lord has placed a hedge of protection around all those who are His.
Protection gives us a lack of susceptibility to something unwelcome and harmful. God has made sure that there is a shield around you that limits the damage that life, circumstances and people can do to you. God knows it and Satan knows it – are you the only one that doesn’t know it?
Job didn’t realize that God had placed a hedge around him, and so he was fearful for the lives of his children. If you are fearful about what might destroy your life, you need to know that the Lord will always stay the hand of the enemy that come against you.
We may seem to be at the mercy of people who are more calculating than us; people who are sharper, stronger, wealthier of more influential, and who want to take advantage of us, but they can only go so far before they bump into the hedge! The truth is that you and I are often unaware of the Satanic attacks that never had the privilege to ruin our lives, because the hedge kept them from touching us.
Before you complain about what is happening right now, take a moment to think of what might have happened, but hasn’t. When we get to Heaven we will get to see all the stuff that God was maneuvering to keep you and I safe.
How many shady business deals might you have got embroiled in? You didn’t invest because at the last minute you changed your mind, even though you were gullible to begin with.
The enemy wasn’t able to snatch your life away from you in the car wreck; the attacker didn’t get to your children even though he was on the prowl in your neighborhood. The business partner may have sued you and you lost some things, but you didn’t lose everything. The angel of the Lord encamps around all those who worship Him.
When a military guard surrounds a king or queen, or the secret service agents hover around a president or government official, they do not allow themselves to be distracted even for a moment. They don’t stop to chat to the bystanders, or run to take care of their own needs when they are on duty. The person they are protecting is too important to be left unguarded.
That is who you are in the Kingdom of God. Psalm 91 in the Amplified version says that you are inaccessible to the devourer, safe in the secret place of the Most High. Will you believe it and activate it today?
Heavenly Father, thank you that you have placed a hedge of protection around me, my loved ones and all that I own. I take hold of my covenant of protection right now and instead of complaining about what is going on in my life, today I give you thanks and praise for all that you have already shielded me from.
Thank you for everything in my life that is working. Thank you for every person in my life with whom my relationship is good. Thank you for the possessions, the opportunities and the open doors that I enjoy. Thank you that the angels stand guard over my life today and every day. In Jesus’ name!