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The Lord Is My Protector

“The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” - Exodus 14:14 (ESV)

I have been trying for weeks to sit down to pay bills and go through paperwork. Today, I seized a rare moment to check my bank account online and noticed a strange withdrawal. I had my mind set on paying bills and figured I would check into this afterward. I then put a pile of unopened mail next to me and opened the first envelope on the pile which “happened” to be last month’s bank statement; my eyes were drawn to the same strange withdrawal as my current statement. I knew I needed to deal with this right then.

I called my bank and they gave me the idea to call the number next to the payment on the statement, which I did. To make a long story short, the call was not a pleasant experience and I literally felt as though I was talking to the gatekeeper of the deep hot place where evil spends eternity. It was apparent the withdrawal was a scam situation.

I called my bank and blocked my bank card, filed a report and now I must wait for a new bank card and go through the process of changing payment information to different companies, which takes more time. I was not a happy camper.

After I vented this ordeal to my sister, it dawned on me how once again God helped me. He knows my time has been occupied and I have been behind with other responsibilities. As inconvenient and unpleasant as it was, the Lord was protecting me and pointing out something wicked that was happening without my knowledge. He brought it to the forefront for me to see. There are many ways to for me to look at this, but for the moment I am thankful. Dealing with the wickedness of others and my reaction will be another topic to ponder.

The Lord is my protector; He is my fortress. My God is my protection and with Him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; he defends me and keeps me safe. - Psalm 18:2

Heavenly Father, Thank You that You intervened once again and keep your promises to Your children. Thank You for opening my eyes to Your protection and that You helped me focus on what You do and have done. The glory belongs to You.

This devotion by author, Terrie Miles, is exclusively and solely shared with permission to New Beginnings Church. Any unauthorized printed reproduction, sharing or use of this material is prohibited.

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Earl Carl
Earl Carl
Aug 24, 2023

I recently went through this with my credit card. I felt your pain also, but more so I felt God's presence. He is my Strength and my Shield!

Aug 25, 2023
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Amen! Thank you for sharing.

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