With covid-19, crime, and craziness going on out here, there are people who say, “we must protect ourselves.”

They’ll protect themselves from covid by wearing 2 masks and staying home. They’ll protect themselves from crime by getting a gun. They’ll protect themselves from craziness by avoiding people entirely. This may seem wise to some, but what does the word say about our protection?

The Lord protects you; the Lord is a shelter right by your side. The Lord will protect you from all harm; he will protect your life. The Lord will protect your coming and going both now and forever.
Psalms 121:5‭, ‬7‭-‬8 CSB

As we can see, the Lord is our Protector. He never intended for us to protect ourselves. That’s His responsibility. But we have to allow Him to protect.

We can get all the masks and guns we want, but are we relying more on those things than God? If so, reevaluate and renew your mind and allow God to be your Protector. He can use different tools to protect us, but let’s allow Him to tell us which tool to use.