An almighty Watcher, a sleepless Guardian, a faithful Friend!
"You shall not be afraid of the terror by night!" Psalm 91:5
What is this terror? It might be the cry of fire, or the noise of thieves, or the shriek of sudden death!
We live in the world of death and sorrow. This should not alarm us, for be the terror what it may—the promise is that the believer shall not be afraid.
Why should he? God our Father is here—and will be here all through the lonely hours. He is an almighty Watcher, a sleepless Guardian, a faithful Friend!
Nothing can happen without His direction, for even Hell itself is under His omnipotent control. Darkness is not dark to Him. He has promised to be a wall of fire around His people—and who can break through such a barrier?
Worldlings might well be afraid, for they have . . .
an angry God above them,
a guilty conscience within them,
and a yawning Hell beneath them!
But we who rest in Jesus are saved from all these, through His rich mercy.
"Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you.
I have called you by name; you are Mine!
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up.
For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior!" Isaiah 43:1-3