“Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” 1 Chronicles 4:10

Jabez prayed not only for God’s blessing but also for God’s protection. He knew, that even in a blessed life, harm and pain can raise their ugly heads. No one is exempt from the trials of life. We all struggle from time to time with relationships, health issues, financial stress, family conflicts, and the list goes on. Life is difficult—there is no doubt about it.

But Jabez asked God for protection. Why? Most likely because he knew that God was his  protector and stronghold. And we can know that too.

To be continued….

Prayer:  God of grace and glory, surround me and shield me from harm. Guide me in your ways so that I might be a beacon of light to those around me. Amen.