God Our Defender

Friday, February 24, 2023

Moses married an African woman. His family was not happy, possibly because of racism. They spoke against him. But God came down to defend him (read the story in Numbers 12).

When you are in situations where people talk and plot against you, trust God because he is your defender. Whether they ridicule and mistreat you because of being a follower of Christ, because of your ethnic background, or for anything else, your Father in heaven sees and hears.

God is able to give you the wisdom, patience, and endurance to wait for him to vindicate you.


Great God, Eternal Father, maker of all men and women, I come to you as a sinner saved by grace. Thank you. I approach your holy presence in the name of my Lord Jesus Christ.

The people who inflict pain on me are not my enemies. My real enemy is Satan. Bring his plans to naught. I claim victory over him through the power of the blood of Jesus who is my advocate in heaven.

Put on your armor Lord God; take up your shield, and prepare for battle. Come to my aid and wrap your arms around me to protect me and give me victory (Psalms 35:2-3; 84:11).

As for people who allow themselves to be used against your plans for my life, help me to love them, forgive them, and be compassionate toward them. May the light of Christ shine in their hearts and transform them into vessels of honor, holy for the service of the Master.

I pray that the fruit of the Spirit will be evident in my life and bring glory and honor to your name. Amen.


Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will trample down their high places (Deuteronomy 33:29, NIV).

2 thoughts on “God Our Defender

  1. Thank you for sending these helpful weekly posts. When there was a printed notebook it was easier to refer to it several times during the week to pray. In the post which you send by email, please could you make a print-out version available that would fit easily on to one A4 (or even one A5) page? Obviously I could adjust the layout myself, but it would be helpful if that extra step was not necessary.


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