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God’s Power Always Protects You
By Rick Warren

“And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation.” 1 Peter 1:5 (NLT)

Hope matters. 

In a world that often looks bleak, you need to understand that God’s best is yet to come. 

In 1 Peter 1, you find five reasons why you can have hope, no matter what’s going on in your life. In recent Daily Hope devotionals, I’ve given you the first three reasons:

  • God chose you before you chose him.
  • God always treats you with grace and mercy.
  • God has secured your future.

Today we'll look at the fourth reason to have hope: God’s power will protect you. 

The Bible says, “And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation” (1 Peter 1:5 NLT).

Let’s be honest: Sometimes we all find ourselves in situations where we feel hopeless, helpless, and powerless. 

But the truth is, that’s a lie. You’re not hopeless, helpless, or powerless when you have God’s Spirit in your life. God says that his mighty power will protect you.

Have you ever walked by a house and seen a sign that says, “Protected by a security system”? As a follower of Christ, you could have something similar, a little sign that says, “Protected by God.”

The word “protect” in 1 Peter 1:5 literally means “garrison.” It means you’re continuously guarded by God’s power. 

God is watching over you every moment of the day, just as a sentry or bodyguard would. Everything in your life is Father-filtered. He uses even the hard things caused by your sin or others’ sin for his good. 

What’s your role in all of this? It’s really simple: You trust God. You are surrounded by an all-loving, all-powerful God, and you can always have hope, knowing that his power will protect you.

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