“But the Lord is faithful; He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3
God is faithful. He truly is. He has committed and promised Himself to those who follow Him. We, His children, His bride, His church are joined through the covenantal sacrifice that Jesus made. The sacrifice that said, ‘I forgive you’, even if you don’t deserve it; ‘And because I forgive you, You and I are One’. And 100%, all the time, God is faithful to that covenant. He loves us with unconditional love. And it is this love towards us that strengthens us and guards us from the enemy.
It is very interesting that Paul uses the words strengthen and guard in the same sentence. Not only does the Lord protect us or guard us from the evil one, but He also strengthens us to withstand the evil one’s attacks and strengthens us when we fall down. He restores, renews and uplifts us. This is the covenant He has made to us His children. This is how much He loves us. Rejoice this day that God is faithful towards you and to the covenant He made towards you. Rejoice that He strengthens and guards us from the evil in this world. Rejoice that victory is yours in and through Him.