The Lord Is Round About You

by | May 28, 2009 | Prayer & Devotion, Spirit-Led Living, Spiritual Warfare

Psalm 125:1-5 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people” (v. 2). This psalm has great meaning to me since I have had the opportunity to see the mountains surrounding Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a city set on a hill, but there are mountains round about it. The way Jerusalem is positioned gives it a natural security system.

We too have a natural security system. Even as the mountains surround Jerusalem, the Lord is round about us. If we could have our spiritual eyes opened to glimpse into the spirit realm, we would see a mighty host of angels around us. We would never be fearful. A verse I like to speak aloud whenever I am in a frightening situation is, “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them” (Ps. 34:7). Sometimes I am led to speak this Word in the morning during my quiet time with the Lord. When I remember to do this, I can almost feel an invisible shield of protection surrounding me.

I was so glad I prayed that the morning my car hydroplaned in a rainstorm on our return from our middle son’s wedding. The whole weekend of the wedding we contended with tornado warnings all around. We and our niece had accidents because of the stormy weather. Thank God no one was hurt severely in either accident. I prayed for the safety of all those who would be returning home from the wedding that evening and Sunday. I used this verse of Scripture as a covering for all those who would be traveling in the storm.

As we left early Sunday morning to return to Atlanta in time for church, suddenly I lost control of the car and it spun into the woods. The car did several turns, and then the back of the car hit three trees. All I had time to say was “Jesus.” The car was totaled. The police later shared with us that if our car had hit forward, my husband and I would have been killed. Truly I felt the angels of the Lord spin our car around to hit the trees with the rear of our car instead of the front. A friend later shared with me that she always prays for a chain link of angels to be placed around the vehicles of her loved ones as they travel each day. I have also added this to my morning prayers. What a comfort it is to know the angels are round about me and all those I pray for daily. Join me this morning as I pray for this protection.

Lord, thank You for Your angels who are round about me and all those who fear You. Thank You for the chain link of angels You place around every vehicle my loved ones and I will travel in today.

READ: 1 Kings 2:1-3:2; Acts 5:1-42; Psalm 125:1-5; Proverbs 16:25

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