2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and guard you from the evil one. (WEB)
Good parents protect their children. They don't have to be forced or coerced to do it because it just comes naturally to them. It is something that God has placed in their hearts that is part and parcel of the packaging of being a good mother or father.
In Matthew 7:7-11, Jesus tells us that God's heart to give to His children far exceeds that of an earthly father. If God so delights to give good gifts to His kids, HOW MUCH GREATER is His heart to protect His children as well?
No doubt trouble will come because we live in a fallen world. But in the midst of the trouble, our God and Father promises to guard us from the evil one. The psalmist calls Him an ever present help in our time of trouble (Psalm 46:1).
My prayer today is that we would all be reassured that our heavenly Dad is indeed faithful and He is true to His promises. Even when disappointments come and when we are tempted to doubt His promise to protect us, may God give us the grace to declare that He truly is our Protector and our fortress, in whom we can trust.
Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? (WEB)