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Psalm 121 is an incredibly inspiring anthem for individuals who place their complete trust in God. The psalmist begins by identifying his source of assistance as the Lord of all the world (Psalm 121:1–2). He then informs us on the Lord's devotion to His children—the One who never sleeps is on duty at all hours of the day and night (Psalm 121:3–6). Finally, the poet tells us that the God who watches over us will protect us and will oversee our every action now and forever (Psalm 121:7–8).

David (Psalm 18:3; 54:7; 138:7), Noah (Genesis 7), Daniel (Daniel 6), and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (Daniel 6). (Daniel 3). Job's life exemplified God's protection. While Job had numerous tribulations as a result of Satan's attacks, God erected boundaries that Satan could not cross. Satan was constrained to accomplishing exactly what God permitted (Job 1–3). Throughout Job's misery and sorrows, God was defending him against worse harm. God also defended Job's faith, allowing Job's faith to be tested only up to a point before intervening and speaking to Job (Job 38—42). Job could not see God at work behind the scenes, but he learnt to appreciate God's sure and loyal protection. "I will never leave you nor forsake you," God promises His people (see Deuteronomy 31:6; Joshua 1:5; 1 Chronicles 28:20; Hebrews 13:5).

God's assurance of protection does not imply that we will never experience suffering or loss. Job's narrative teaches us that, while God is capable of delivering us from any physical tragedy or difficulty, it may not be His will. At times, He purifies us via hardships. At these times, we should "consider it pure joy," because God uses difficulties to strengthen our faith, enabling us to persevere and grow in maturity and Christlikeness (James 1:2–3). Protecting ourselves from adversity is not always advantageous.

Additionally, God does not always protect us from the consequences of our own sins or the negative consequences of others' actions. Our world is fallen, and we must bear its consequences. Numerous followers of Jesus Christ face persecution (2 Timothy 3:12). "I have told you these things so that you may have peace in me," Jesus comforted His disciples. You will encounter difficulties in this planet. However, take heart! I have triumphed over the world" (John 16:33). However, God is always in control, and our sorrows have a limit.


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