“Because he has set his love upon me, therefore I will deliver him” (Psalm 91:14).

If you seek God desirously, then you will never be in bondager. You are not going to struggle in captivity. You are not going to be trapped in witchcraft and curses. Today people are enslaved in many problems and are struggling for want of deliverance. The whole of the hard-earned money is being spent on medicines and doctors. By some way or other, the enemy is imprisoning the people and prevents them from progressing.

Some people try to educate their children but as the children are not interested in studies, they get enslaved to drinking and smoking weeds and thus they ruin their lives. Whatever be the problem you are struggling with, you disengage your burden at the feet of the Lord and resolve to love God, praise God and be desirous for Him. Then, God will deliver you from all your problems and struggles. God says, “Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me” (Psalm 50:15).

The children of Israel remained as slaves in Egypt for a period of four hundred and thirty years. On one side, Pharaoh suppressed them. The taskmasters who extracted work from them also suppressed them. According to a legislation, the newborn male children had to be thrown into a river. In this situation, they longingly called upon God. In response, God raised Moses as the Saviour. When the Israelites slaughtered the Passover offerings and sprinkled the blood on the doorposts, they were delivered from all the slavery of Egypt.

Today men may promise and say “I will deliver you.” The governments also prescribe exclusive phone numbers for roadside accidents, fire accidents and make announcements to the people to make use of them at the appropriate times. But during most of the times of emergency, there will not be anyone to reply from the other side when calls are made.

Hagar struggled hard in the wilderness with the child. There was no food and no water. When she called upon God, He commanded a fountain in the wilderness and thus saved Hagar and her child. Not only that. Daniel loved God and so did He not save Daniel from the lion’s den and the mouth of the lion? Dear children of God, similar to these incidences, God will deliver and protect you like the pupil since you also love Him. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength.

To meditate: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai