Unseen Dangers

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler (rescue you from every trap – NLT) and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. – Psalm 91:1-6.

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. – Isaiah 26:3.

In Malipo, China a family was living with an unseen danger for 20 years. The father of Wang Hexiong accidentally discovered that there was a strong magnetic attraction below a hallway in their home. The truth of the situation was revealed after the family told a police officer about the magnetic attraction in the hallway. A police unit was brought in to dig under the house to investigate and they found a cache of 38 old rusting World War II bombs that had been lurking beneath the family all these years. Even munitions from the US Civil War that have lain around far longer have proved to be deadly when mishandled.

Every day we pass through a minefield of potential dangers and many of those dangers are unseen. There are potential hazards to our health from toxic chemicals and environmental pollution. There are the threats posed by illnesses from viruses and bacteria. We know about the H1N1 virus, but it is now suspected that obesity may be caused by a virus. It has also recently been shown that one cause of high blood pressure may be a common virus. God only knows what other diseases may be caused by a microscopic virus or bacteria. We depend upon our vehicles, and even though we try to keep them in good shape, there may be a defect that could suddenly become evident. Financially we know now that there were unseen problems that have affected most of us and have devastated many.

How are we to cope with the potential dangers that we all face in life? We could become like Howard Hughes and become an urban hermit avoiding all contact with people. We can try wearing those surgical masks but maybe a big yellow self-contained environmental hazard suit would be safer to wear for whenever we leave our homes. Kings of old had their cupbearers to taste everything they ate and drank to be assured that it had not been poisoned. Maybe we could hire our own cupbearers? But most of these things are impractical and far too expensive for most of us. How do we find peace of mind in this modern world of potential dangers, which surround us?

Our place of safety, our refuge, our fortress is our God. We move forward with the living of life by placing our minds upon God instead of upon the potential dangers that surround us. He will give us perfect peace when we trust Him and our minds are stayed upon Him. Live your life under the shadow of His wings praying for His will to be done in every aspect of your life; and you will have the strength, and the peace to cope with whatever you may encounter in life.

(Every day we pass through a minefield of potential dangers and many of those dangers are unseen.)
Visitor Comments from old website
Unseen Dangers…
Posted By TWSTR2U on December 16, 2009
The Chinese man in this story was very prudent to follow through on his instincts of something not being right in his home. It was only by the will of God (and his reaction)that these explosives under his home did not go off. Sometimes, we forget to follow through on the ‘unseen dangers’ in our own lives…even though the signs are there.
When I sometimes go through a period of not attending church for awhile; I find myself ignoring the dangers that Satan has set before us…but when I attend church on a regular basis; I find myself better armed against his evil ways of self-destruction.
Thank you for your reminder of being ever-vigilent of the dangers both physical and phychological that are out there to tempt us.
God bless…Mary McLuckie

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