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Does God promise to protect us?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked September 14 2019 Mini Scott Williams

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The Bible contains many expressions regarding God's protection of His followers, but those followers still live in a fallen world where Satan and his demonic forces are very active.

God certainly can and does intervene to protect us in ways that are both readily identifiable, and also that we may never even be aware of in this life. He is also noted in Romans 8:28 as making all things (both good and bad from a temporal perspective) work together for the good of those who love Him. However, that "good" may not necessarily correspond to our limited perception of what it should be.

Ultimately, the greatest "good" for God's followers is being able to spend eternity in His presence, which (as Paul stated in Romans 8:38-39) is something that no power in heaven or earth can take away from them. But that is not a "guarantee" that God's followers will be protected from all identifiable dangers in this world or this life.

Our requests for that protection must always be conditioned (as Jesus prayed in Gethsemane in Luke 22:42) by acceptance of God's will, whatever that might entail. And, in fact, Jesus told His followers in John 16:33 that, in this world, they WOULD have trouble. But, immediately after that, He also told them to nevertheless be of good cheer, because He had overcome the world.

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