Some years ago when I first began to have pain, it took the doctors over a year to find our why. Process of elimination they said. When I think about it, I am thankful for the pain. The pain led me to the doctors and according to them it could have escalated if not found and treatment started for management. Pain is our bodies way of telling us something is wrong. I am grateful that God allowed me to feel pain and that I was sensible enough to have it checked out. God had my back!

Yes, sometimes we have to thank God for the pain. Sometimes we have to thank God for what we don’t see. When that man or woman goes ghost, maybe it was God because He could see the troubles that came with them. You may be devastated that you didn’t get that position. Did you think that it could be God has something better for you? When we are running late and traffic not moving, instead of getting upset, maybe we should thank God because we can’t see the accident that He could see waiting to happen further down the road. Even when God doesn’t say yes to our prayers, we should thank Him. God knows if it’s going to hurt us or He may say no because the timing is not right. We must remember delay is not always denial when it comes to Lord God. One thing we can trust and be sure of, God is always watching our back!

This world can be terrifying at times. All the violence and the uncertainty can make us feel vulnerable and confused. The Bible says the angel of the Lord and that pillar of cloud God used to guide the Israelites through the wilderness, moved from in front of them to behind them. (In Exodus 14:19). It’s comforting to know that Jesus is watching over us as well, front and back. In fact, with the Holy Spirit within us, we are surrounded in protection. We are quick to thank God for answering our prayers for what we see He has done for us. And that’s good. But we should also remember to thank Him for all the things He has done that we did not see. All the times He has kept us from harm when we didn’t even know we were in danger. The good that God does isn’t always obvious or understandable to us at the time, but we can be sure He always has our backs!

Brothers and sisters, when life presents itself with troubles and the enemy tries to attack, seen or unseen, friends or family may leave you hanging if it gets too hot. Do not worry or fear, you are not alone! God’s Word says He will never leave or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6). In other words God is telling us, He has our back! Don’t believe me, study and meditate on the scriptures below. Love and Blessings…

“and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)NIV

“The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3)NIV

“What’s more, I am with you, and I will protect you wherever you go. One day I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have finished giving you everything I have promised you.” (Genesis 28:15)NLT

“For the LORD, your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” (Deuteronomy 20:4)NIV

“It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.” (Deuteronomy 11:12)NIV

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)NIV

“the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” (Psalm 121:8)NIV


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