Is there a difference between the thinking of a 20- or 30-something-year-old single male and a 40- or 50-something never-married single male about getting married? I will address that in the next article. In the meanwhile, first, view the video on the “HIS” Webpage. After that, view the response from her HERE of the marry-me-or-don’t-bother-coming-over ultimatum given by her. This film clip is from the movie “Picnic,” which was released by Columbia Pictures in 1955.

Woman Praying

Your Protector and Deliverer

By Victoria Hundley

Psalm 18:1-3 NKJV

“I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.”

The Lord is our protector, our deliverer and our strengthener. No matter what dangerous situations may be around us, we must put our trust in God. He will protect us, He will help us and He will keep us safe in times of trouble.

Hebrews 13:5b-6

For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

I am going to share with you how we don’t have to be afraid during dangerous times but how we can trust in our God. I want to show you how God is our protector and our deliverer in times of trouble.

God is Our Protector and Our Deliverer

Psalms 46:1-11 NKJV

“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah Come, behold the works of the Lord, Who has made desolations in the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah”

What these scriptures are speaking about is that God is with us, we don’t have to be afraid. Even if the earth is shaking and there are wars all around us and kingdoms fall, it is God who we look to and put our trust in. God is still God and He is with us through everything. He is our rock (Psalm 62:2&6). He is who we hold on to.

Do you remember the story of Daniel in the lion’s den? (Daniel 6:10-28) It looked like a hopeless situation. Daniel being thrown into the den of hungry lions, but what

happened? Daniel trusted in his God and God protected him. The next morning the king who loved Daniel came out to see if God protected Daniel and He had, Daniel was alright. Daniel came out without a scratch on him. No harm was done to Daniel because he trusted in His God and God had angels that shut the mouths of the lions all night long.

If you are in a dangerous situation, have trust in God. Know that He will protect you too, just like Daniel in the lion’s den.

There is another story in the book of Daniel (Daniel ch. 3) that shares about Daniel’s friends, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These 3 Godly men refused to bow down to the king’s large golden idol. In Daniel 3:17 their response to the king was “If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king”. So the king had his servants bind the 3 men up and turn the heat up 7 times hotter and threw them into the fiery furnace, but guess what? The men were alright, not a single hair was burned, they did not smell like smoke, God protected them. The king even saw a 4th man in the fiery furnace, who was Jesus protecting them from the fire. So because they decided not to bow down to the king’s idol but rather had faith in their God to deliver them, God protected them from the fire. That is how big our God is, He can protect you from hungry lions and from a fiery furnace just like he did for these men. This almighty God whom we serve has not changed (Malachi 3:6a).

He can also protect you in the midst of war. The Bible says in Psalm 91 that a thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand and that nothing will harm you.

In 2 Timothy 1:7 it says for God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. So in the midst of war or troubling times you can put your trust in God and He will protect you and deliver you out of the hands of the enemy. Put your trust in God today!