My Defender


In the sermon last week, the pastor shared a story of a childhood bully. He was to meet after school so they could fight. When he got to the fight, he was petrified. However, his best friend (who grew up to play professional football) stepped between him and the bully and said, “You need to go through me to get to him.” The standoff ended immediately. The pastor then said, God is the one who stands between you and your bully (aka enemy – Satan) and says, “You need to go through Me to get to him/her.”

That imagery moved me. I felt empowered. I can see some upcoming situations where I know I will be weak. My defender, God, will stand between me and the enemy. He will fight on my behalf. He is so big and powerful, He doesn’t have to fight. He just says “I am” and the enemy shudders.


I love you, Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

~ Psalm 18:1-2 NIV


I have this image of my big God standing in the gap between me and trouble. He’s where I run for safety. He’s where I hide when I’m scared. He’s where I lean when I need support. He’s who I hold onto when I need stability. He’s who I listen to when I don’t know what to do or where to go. He’s my present and my future. He’s my hope.

Let God stand in the gaps of your life this week between you and the enemy and you and your fears. Stand firm in Him and accomplish much. He is our defender! He’s all we need.

Dream Big! Pray Big!

3 thoughts on “My Defender

  1. amen, good illustration. Blessings, Betty Southard  The task of the people of God is to proclaim the kingdom of God, which is a universal kingdom extending to every aspect of human life. In a secular society, religion cannot remain a department of life. It must be the expression of a faith that extends over the whole of life, or it will be nothing.    … John Lawrence (1873-1968),

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