God’s Angel Army

A devotion on Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous. Don’t be afraid or scared of them, for the LORD your God himself is who goes with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you.”
–Deuteronomy 31:6

Donna was known for her famous blessing.

“Ten-thousand angels,” she’d call as she sent friends home. “Ten-thousand angels,” she’d wave to neighbors and family when they left her.

Her words built up others’ faith. She gave those around her courage with her simple reminder, “You are in God’s hands.”

Our Creator’s hands are big. They are big enough to hold all our problems. They formed our universe, after all, our world, our bodies, every cell, every atom.

If, somehow, that doesn’t make you feel secure enough, then know that God has invisible armies who do His bidding as well. A multitude announced the birth of Jesus. A heavenly army defended Elisha from enemy soldiers. An angel shut the mouth of lions for Daniel.

If you are walking with Jesus, you are walking down the road that God has paved. No obstacle, no enemy, no sickness, no terror can pass God or His angel army without heavenly permission. So do what’s right and take courage. God — and ten-thousand of His angels — walks with you.

Prayer

Dear God, Thank You for Your loving kindness and constant protection. Please erase all my fear and replace it with Your love. May I always trust in You. I love You. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Reflection

Is there a decision I am wavering about because of fear? How can I make that fear an opportunity?