“There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” (Psalm 91:10)
You need to believe this, in the days we find ourselves in and the evil days that are approaching, you really need to believe this verse. They are to be fixed in your soul, they must be seen as an absolute truth, no evil will befall you. The New Testament puts is like this, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Everything, no matter what it is, no matter if you momentarily misunderstand the circumstances, is for good, not evil.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” (Jer. 29:11) To put it bluntly my brothers and sisters in Christ, it is getting very bad out there, the roaring lion is prowling, the evil that has been withheld for so long is beginning to encroach into our daily lives, but not our daily walk with the Lord. “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.” (Job 19:25)
Here is where we will find who it is we serve and why. I cannot say what will come upon your doorstep, that is in the hands of the Almighty, and for each of us it may be different, you may be raptured on a bright and sunny day, with the trials and tribulations no greater than they were yesterday, or He may decide to remove every materialistic possession you own. Here, as I have heard a much wiser, godlier man than myself say, is where the rubber meets the road.
What God allows in your life is for your good and His glory, it is never evil, and it serves a two-fold purpose, three perhaps. To let you see and understand where you stand at that moment in your faith in Him, to draw you closer to Him, and to allow you the opportunity to glorify His Holy name.
It is difficult to comprehend these truths when evil arrives at your house, when it knocks on your door, for it is easily seen for what it is, in direct opposition to the will and Word of God, but we must acknowledge the truth, that no evil will befall us, that all things happen for good. Just because we cannot see the good in a particular circumstance does not mean it is not there. “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” (Job 42:5-6)
Unless I have forgotten, I don’t think we are told how long Job sat on that dunghill speaking to his three friends before the Lord began to offer him the blessings of His wisdom. If it becomes a serious tribulation for you in the coming days, will it matter how long it will last, is there a certain number of days that you have in mind to stand strong before you begin to doubt? Our Lord was in the tomb for three days, how long did it take for those who walked with Him for those three and a half years to doubt? When they heard Him utter, “It is finished.” (John 19:30) When they saw His lifeless body being lowered down and carried away?
No evil will befall you is a promise, all things happen for good is a promise, and He who has promised is always true to His Word.
What is approaching cannot be stopped, and it may indeed affect you in unimaginable ways. In those moments it may not be easy to recall these verses mentioned, but the Holy Spirit will bring them into your mind, and when He does you will find out by your response if you are the chaff or the wheat.