No, my Mother-in-law’s air bag did not deploy. Her 1991 car had only frontal air bags in any case and none on the sides. But we do what we can to protect ourselves in the event of a crash. We wear our seat belts and obey the rules. We often depend on those air bags even though there have been recalls and even though there are counterfeits out there that malfunction. And not every airbag is even supposed to deploy in some circumstances. But we do try to take every precaution.
Today’s verse tells us that God’s protection belongs to those who love His name. We can rejoice because He is all-knowing and all-powerful. Knowing that He is in control means that we can have a light heart and even sing for joy. His love and protection is always trustworthy as He has a plan for what He allows to happen.
I wish belonging to the Lord meant that I or my loved ones are never touched by evil, sickness or accident. We live in a fallen world and it is not Paradise! But God’s Word reassures me that He is in control. The pain and suffering He allows is always used for His higher purposes. None of it is “bad luck” or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I am fragile. Life is fragile. But I belong to the God of the universe and that calms me down. He has already taken care of my eternity. I can trust Him for every detail of this life.
Thank you Lord, that Your loving kindness protects me.