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Here is the Daily Dose for Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right. Psalm 7:10
There is nothing worse than getting caught in the rain without an umbrella. It typically happens to me on days when there is “no chance of rain.” You see, on days when I expect rain, I prepare for rain. I bring an umbrella, wear the right shoes and make sure I have a water-resistant coat because I am expecting rain. Unfortunately, there are those occasions when there is not a cloud in the sky and no chance of rain, yet something along the way changes, and there I am stuck in the rain completely unprepared. On those days, I wind up soggy, clothes ruined and wondering what happened.
It is on those soggy days that I remember that it is better to be prepared than unprepared. You see, when the unexpected shows up, it is way too late to prepare. What has happened has already happened, and you are left to deal with it. The problem is, some things are too important just to let happen — some things you need always to be prepared for. There may be times in life when the enemy will show up unexpectedly, without warning, and try to take a piece out of you. It is in those days that you need God to act as your shield, and he shields those whose hearts are true and right.
Every day, we must take time to make sure that our hearts are right with God. We have to take the time to pray, confess, and ask for forgiveness so that we stay in right relationship with God. When we do that, we are assured of His protection on those days that something is supposed to happen and on the days when nothing is supposed to happen. By always having your heart in the right posture with God, you ensure that you are protected even when the unexpected comes.