Sometimes I feel super weak; like if Satan huffs and puffs, I’ll fall. I’ll take the bait. I’ve done it before so what’s to keep me from doing it again? Then, God reminds me of His heart to defend those who call on Him. In Isaiah 37:35, God says, “’I will defend this city to save it for My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’” The word, “defend” means “cover and surround.”* In other words, He’s “got us.” In Psalm 27:1, David said, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?” The word “defense” means a fortified place, rock, strength, a place of safety. These verses assure us that nothing can defeat us when we look to God as our defense and defender. Rather than fear falling for the enemies’ schemes, we can praise our DEFENDER.
Heavenly Father, thank You that we can look to You knowing that You are our defense and strength. *http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=H1598&t=NASB