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Hebrews 13:6
Thursday, August 01 2013

What Can Anyone Do to Me?...

With the Lord as our Helper, we have nothing to fear:

Thus we may say with confidence: "The Lord is my helper, (and) I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?"  -Hebrews 13:6, NAB

The author of Hebrews helps us reflect on an important question in this verse: with God on my side, "what can anyone do to me?"

The answer is very little.  People can disrupt our lives in a number of small ways, but in the larger scheme of things, does it really matter?

Our loved ones can hurt us.  Our friends can abandon us.  Our bosses can fire us.  Our communities can reject us.  Our governments can persecute us.  But no one can separate us from the grace of God.  God's love can overcome anyone's best attempt at separating us from Him.

Whether someone intentionally tries to harm us or not, any of these situations can be painful to face.  They can (and do) have an impact on our lives, but thankfully, God will always be by our side.  Whatever we face, we do not have to face it alone.

Sometimes, non-Christians mistake our view of the world.  They think we are teaching that with God on our side, nothing and no one will ever disrupt our lives again, but that's not the case.  When difficulties come our way (and they surely will), we face them unafraid because we know the Lord is with us.

With the Lord as your helper, there is no one to fear.  Christ will stand by your side at every obstacle, and He will help you defeat any foe.

 

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