OVERVIEW: Israel is the apple of God’s eye. They did not have to be anxious about a lack of security because God would be their protector. He would be a wall of fire around the city.
BIG IDEA: God is always present. He is your hope and source of strength.
KEY VERSE: Zechariah 2:5 (God to angel to Israel)
“Then I, myself, will be a protective wall of fire around Jerusalem,” says the Lord. “And I will be the glory inside the city!”
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
You are the apple of my eye. I love you and will protect you and provide for you. Stop worrying. Stop wondering if I am familiar with all that you experience. Not only am I aware, but I have established a perimeter of defense that is impenetrable—there is only so far that I allow pain or trials to impact you. You are my child, so you are secure. Rest in that. And encourage others who know me. Invite those who don’t know me to come to me. I will also watch over them.
Things may radically shift in your life, but do not be afraid. Change may not be comfortable, but it is sometimes necessary. Don’t live with your head down in defeat. Look to me. I am part of all that is happening around you, so seek me. I want you to be able to hear my voice and see my work around you. Amid challenging times I want to equip you to bring hope and comfort to others. Help everyone know I am with them.
Your future is secure when you have a relationship with God. Rest in him and help others know that truth. Take time today to be still before God. Sit silently and invite him to speak to you. Practice that 2-3 times today. Try it for 30 seconds and increase the time as you are able.