I always write about how its easier to do things with God than on your own. That is because I have spent most of my life trying to do everything on my own. It is hard for me to ask for help. I don’t think that I can do it better, but I feel like a burden to others, if I ask for help. I have finally come to realize that I am not a burden to God, who welcomes me with open arms. I don’t need to put on any airs. My children do not need to behave perfectly. I can go to God as a mess, and fall into a heap in front of him, with all my messiness exposed. I can unload my complaints, my worries, my fears and all the reasons that I am stressed, and God will fill me with peace and energize me with the Holy Spirit. All of that mess is too much for me to carry. It is a reminder to me that I need God and to stop trying to do everything on my own.
God can protect us from great kings with even greater armies. God can shield us, like an invisible bubble around us. God can change hearts and minds, so not even an arrow is shot at us. God can keep people away from us. God protects us without us even knowing, because God loves his children. When we serve God, we have an almighty protector that can defend us from things we cannot even imagine. ‘For I will defend this city, to save it For My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’
And the remnant who have escaped of the house of Judah
Shall again take root downward,
And bear fruit upward.
For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant,
And those who escape from Mount Zion.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
“Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the king of Assyria:
‘He shall not come into this city,
Nor shoot an arrow there,
Nor come before it with shield,
Nor build a siege mound against it.
By the way that he came,
By the same shall he return;
And he shall not come into this city,’
Says the Lord.
‘For I will defend this city, to save it
For My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’
–Isaiah 37:31-35 (NKJV)
God has a plan for each us us. God talks about the remnant. God sometimes leaves a few faithful followers among non-believers. The remnants are an example to the non-believers. God uses the remnant to show his great power. God takes his small group of faithful followers and raises them up, provides for them and protects them.
God loves all those who serve him. It is easy to say, but not as easy to do. When you are out of your comfort zone and feel unappreciated, tired and grumpy, are you willing to be a servant for God? I am not. These are the times that I need God the most. I need to pray to God and ask God to fill me with the Holy Spirit and energize me, so I can do God’s good work. Afterall, I am not doing God’s work on my own, so I cannot rely in myself. God rewards his servants. He protects them. God will equip you with what you need to a servant of the Lord.