What Can Man Do To Me?

For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  So we may boldly say:
“The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6

What is it about the future that can cause us to be unsettled?  It can be disconcerting as we look around us at world, national, and state events.  There is evil out there. No doubt about it.  From bombings and trafficking, politics and the economy, broken families and addiction, there is a lot of uncertainty today. There are people out there whose sole purpose seems to be to think up ways to get viruses into computers or to steal other people’s identities.

What can man do to me?  A LOT. But the author of Hebrews also says – The LORD is my helper; I will not fear.  How can he say that?  How can we say that?

With the Lord as our helper what can man do to me that God has not allowed?  NOTHING.
What can man do to me that the Lord cannot redeem?  NOTHING. (Gen 50:20)
What can man do to me that can thwart God’s plans and purpose?  NOTHING. (Ps 33:11)
What can man do to me that can separate me from the love of God? NOTHING. (Romans 8:38-39)
What can man do to me that God’s grace is not sufficient for?  NOTHING. (2 Cor 12:9)

We are continually in the presence of God (Ps 139:7-10).  He never leaves us.  He never forsakes us.  He is for us (Romans 8:31). He sees us (Ps 33:13).  He knows us (Ps 139). He is jealous for us and for His glory (2 Cor 11:2; Ez 39:25).

How can we face the future with confidence?  Trust the ONE that will never leave us, never forsake us. The ONE TRUE GOD that is our constant companion. He will lead us through.

Be blessed today.

Diane Hunt served for 16 years on the staff of America’s Keswick until recently when she and her husband relocated to North Carolina. She now continues serving as a contributing writer and Partner Care consultant. Diane is also a Biblical Counselor, speaker, teacher, and author. She delights in the opportunities she has as a women’s conference and retreat speaker to share from God’s word.  Many of her illustrations are drawn from her relational experiences as a wife, mother, and mema. They are the very relationships that bring her the greatest joy and the most fun!

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