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Our Mighty Shield In Perilous Times

Updated on August 27, 2010

Our Mighty Shield In Perilous Times


I lift my eyes to the hills.

Where does my help come from ?

My help comes from the Lord,

the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip.

He who watches over you will not slumber.

Indeed, He who watches Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you.

The Lord is your shade at your right hand;

The sun will not harm you by day

nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm

He will watch over your life.

The Lord will watch your coming and going

Both now and forever more.

Psalm 121 :1 – 8


There are so many sources of distress in the world today. Particularly in these “last days” when we are experiencing “perilous times.” We are also experiencing “Noah days” as we observe so much violence in the world today.

Just recently, in Manila a tourist bus was hijacked by an expelled policeman, killing eight people. I really hated what happened. There is so much evil in it. A man so desperate to regain his post claimed the lives of eight innocent HongKong nationals.

They were just having fun in the city. They never expect that the end of the tour in the city would be so tragic.


We are now living in more catastrophic days today than before as more extreme calamities start to devastate countries all over the world because of what men today called “climate change.”

During dry seasons, the phenomenon called “El Nino” causes temperatures to rise so high which causes “heatwave” , “heatstroke”, and start to set wildfires to spark.This year Russia experienced thousands of wildfires during the intensity of the dry season in that country.

During rainy days, phenomenon called “ La Nina” brings excessive rainfalls in a country and causes so much flooding. Thousands lost lives and millions were left homeless in Pakistan’s most recent flooding.

Indeed it has become more distressing to live in the world today than before.


What causes me to remain at peace inspite of these alarming situations ?


The Psalm above is a source of great encouragement to me. Knowing that the all powerful living God is watching over me, seven days a week and twenty-four hours a day is sufficient to keep me from all anxieties. He is protecting me from all dangers, He neither sleep nor slumber. The Lord indeed is the greatest source of refuge and security. I do not need to hire a security man to guard me all day to keep me safe. I maybe living in a place high risk in danger, but the Lord watches over me, This truth is sufficient to keep my sanity.

The Lord is great shield to all His precious children. God is the one who keeps the life of every believer in safety. He will not just die suddenly unless the Lord allow it to happen. God is sovereign over the lives of His people. A believer will not just suddenly die unless his “time” or “appointment with death” has come already or a believer will never meet an untimely death.


How can we be assured of the Lord’s protection ?


Living an upright life before God and men is the key in securing the Lord’s protection. There is a great danger in “living in sin” or “backsliding” or “falling away.” Living within the center of God’s will is a key in securing the protection of the Almighty.

Which is the safest way to live in this perilous times? Is it to live is a mansion with large unbreakable fortresses ?or to hire a 24-hour security force ?

Indeed the safest way to live our earthly life is to remain living in righteousness and holiness, within the center of God’s will.

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    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi skye2day it is very encouraging to read your comment. Truly your visit and comments are greatly appreciated. Truly we have a wonderful Father in God who never take off His eyes away from us. Every second His eyes are on us, He neither sleep nor slumber. Is there any other God like that ? Our God is uncomparable in His love for us, truly in Him alone we can find our perfect security. Remain blessed always. Maranatha ! Surely the Lord is coming !

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi skye2day it is very encouraging to read your comment. Truly your visit and comments are greatly appreciated. Truly we have a wonderful Father in God who never take off His eyes away from us. Every second His eyes are on us, He neither sleep nor slumber. Is there any other God like that ? Our God is uncomparable in His love for us, truly in Him alone we can find our perfect security. Remain blessed always. Maranatha ! Surely the Lord is coming !

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi Ictodd1947 it is great to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by. Your visit and comment is greatly appreciated.Truly we have an awesome God who is very much willing to give us 24-hour security seven days a week. He neither sleep nor slumber just to see that we are safe. Blessings to you and your family. Best regards.

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      skye2day 

      8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      cristina Hello sister. This is such a heartfelt, loving, touching hub of love written in the truth of Gods wisdom in you. You are a God fearing woman of valor and courage in Christ. Christ tells us, 'his children' will be protected. We have the armor and it costs nothing for our 24/7 security. I savored the words in your writing. Very Beautiful. Thank you for sharing through the Spirit in you sister. Peace and Blessings. Glory to God.

      You have a gift of discerment cristina.

      I think the answer you gave to our brother dave was just right. We are in the last days, it is happening. There is much work to be done, but it is getting there. Praise God. The Word is going to all corners of the world, with our technology It is traveling faster then many may realize. Great job.

      cristina I wrote a hub 'celebrating the hub journey' you are one of the 'featured' hubbers in the writing. GO over for the read. Take 5, kick up your heels, click on the tune, read and enjoy.

      I Love you sister.

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      lctodd1947 

      8 years ago from USA

      Cristina327, great words of comfort for all of us and without confidence in Him, we would all be lost and full of fear. He even knows the number of hairs upon our head. He is all knowing and all loving.

      Thank you for sharing.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans it is wonderful to hear from you again. Your visit and comment is greatly appreciated. Truly we are living in perilous times when we witness overwhelming catastrophies ravaging nations of the world. Our greatest anchor is our ever Loving God. He is the greatest source of security. WE can be confident in seeking His protection if we are living upright lives. Thank you for leaving nice comments. Remain blessed always. Best regards.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Cristina, Lovely insightful hub! Wonderful scripture! These are some perilous times and can at times be overwhelming; so many unfortunate happenings...

      Yet, we know that despite what happens everything is under God's control! There s much security when your trust is in the Lord! "Indeed the safest way to live our earthly life is to remain living in righteousness and holiness, within the center of God’s will." Amen!

      Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Joy, Peace & Blessings!

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi Judicastro it is nice to hear from you. Thank you for gracing this hub. Your comment is greatly appreciated. Truly Psalm 121 is one psalm which has a very comforting message. Its message is very refreshing and always relevant. Blessings and regards.

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      Judicastro 

      8 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

      Cristina, I so love the psalms don't you?! So many times when I am reading them I feel like the psalmist is reading my heart. Thanks for sharing yours with us. Blessings dear sister in Christ.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi Samsons1 thank you for dropping by. Your visit and comment is greatly appreciated. Psalm 121 is one of my favorite Psalms, it has always a relevant and timely message. Blessings and regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi RevLady it is very encouraging to read your comment. Thank you for gracing this hub. Your visit and comment is greatly appreciated. Truly during these perilous times we can look up to God as our anchor and mighty refuge. He is a mighty fortress in times of great danger. Truly the Name of the Lord is a strong tower, in times of danger His children run to it and found safety. Remain blessed always and regards.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi Dave Mattews it is nice to hear from you. Thank you for dropping by. Yes I belive we are in the "endtimes." But the "endtimes" could be a period of hundred years or more. Yes I am convinced we must preach the Gospel thoughout the whole world to hasten the coming of the Lord. It is one of the things that hinders the coming of the Lord, that the gospel is not yet preached to the uttermost part of the world. Your visit and comment is greatly appreciated. Blessings to you. Have a nice day.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi Fred Allen it is very encouraging to read your comment. Your visit is greatly appreciated.Psalm 121 has been a constant comfort for me. I am living in a high risk danger area, having the truths of Psalm 121 keep me from all anxieties. Truly our God is our mighty shield from all dangers. I am happy you find it comforting. Remain blessed always. Have a great day.

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      Sam 

      8 years ago from Tennessee

      up & beautiful! I love the Psalms and 121 is the first one I memorized I believe...

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      RevLady 

      8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      A wonderful hub filled with insight reminding us of the brevity to time and our anchor in Christ Jesus, our Lord.

      May God continue to strengthen you and keep you walking the straight and narrow path.

      Forever His,

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      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate'Cristina: I am surprised to see that you believe we are living in the "Last Days". Even though we are witnessing some of the things reported in the bible that would happen, before Jesus returns, I find it hard to accept that we are nearing the "Last Days" for we have not as yet fulfilled Jesus Commission to see to it that His Gospel of the "Good News" has been spread to every person in the world, nor have we baptized all that desire to be baptized. This commission must be fulfilled first.

      KUYA Dave.

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      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      I love this Psalm and you beautiful hub. Men can cause me pain and even death but they can never touch that which is truly me. God holds that in His strong hand. He will protect me forever. You have reminded me of a wonderful truth that brings great comfort. I'm always glad when I see you have shared something with us.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi Quill it is nice to hear from you again. Your comment and visit is greatly appreciated. Truly Psalm 121 has been a source of encouragement to me, it keeps me away from anxieties. Our God indeed is awesome, giving us protection each day. Truly in Him alone we can rest our security. Blessings and best regards.

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      "Quill" 

      8 years ago

      Wonderful words in Psalms, how many over the years found peace in these words. Yes we are in times where we need to be aware of what is around us but more importantly we need to keep our focus on the Lord.

      Very well written and comes directly from the heart.

      Blessings and Hugs

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      8 years ago from Manila

      Hi Putz Ballard It is nice to hear from you again. Thank you for dropping by. Your comment is greatly appreciated. Truly we have a great anchor in christ. Blessings to you. Have a great day.

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      Putz Ballard 

      8 years ago

      Great hub and so thankful we have an Anchor in Christ.

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