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Good News Only

At one point my anxiety was fueled by worrying about my family? I struggled to do simple things like go to the grocery store without dragging all of them along with me for fear of leaving them home alone or worry that something might happen to me while I was away. Fear crippled me! As I read Psalm 91, it addresses that very concern. After God repeats our part of the condition in verse nine, He then re-emphasizes the promise in verse ten:

“If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.” Psalms‬ ‭91‬:‭9‬-‭10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

It is at this point in the psalm that the Bible makes this covenant more comprehensive than just being about ourselves! God has just added a new dimension to the promise: the opportunity to exercise faith, not only for ourselves but also for the protection of our entire household. If these promises were only available to us as individuals, it would not be very comforting. Because God has created within us both an instinct to be protected and a need to protect those who belong to us, He has assured us here that these promises are for you and your household.

It appears that the Old Testament leaders had a better understanding of this concept than we who are under the New Covenant. That is why Joshua chose for himself and for his household.

If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, then choose for yourselves today whom you will serve; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. –Joshua 24:15

As Joshua made the decision that his household would serve God with him, he was influencing their destiny and declaring their protection at the same time. When our hearts are steadfast, and we are trusting in His faithfulness to fulfill His promises. We’ll not be constantly afraid that something bad is going to happen to one of our family members.

Negative expectations will begin to pass away, and we will start expecting good reports. The greatest protection I can provide for my family is their spiritual covering.

Lord, Thank You for making Your covenant of protection available to me and my entire household. As for me and my house, we will gladly serve the Lord. My heart is steadfast, trusting in You. I will not fear evil reports. In the name of Jesus. Amen

Today, I affirm that only good news will come to me and my family. The blessings of the Lord will prevail over all that may be sent our way. 🙌🏽

What are you affirming over your life today?



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