What Can Man Do To Me?

Posted on December 12, 2022 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  So we may boldly say:
“The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6

What is it about the future that can cause us to be unsettled?  It can be disconcerting as we look around us at world, national, and state events.  There is evil out there. No doubt about it.  From bombings and trafficking, politics and the economy, broken families and addiction, there is a lot of uncertainty today. There are people out there whose sole purpose seems to be to think up ways to get viruses into computers or to steal other people’s identities.

What can man do to me?  A LOT. But the author of Hebrews also says – The LORD is my helper; I will not fear.  How can he say that?  How can we say that?

With the Lord as our helper what can man do to me that God has not allowed?  NOTHING.
What can man do to me that the Lord cannot redeem?  NOTHING. (Gen 50:20)
What can man do to me that can thwart God’s plans and purpose?  NOTHING. (Ps 33:11)
What can man do to me that can separate me from the love of God? NOTHING. (Romans 8:38-39)
What can man do to me that God’s grace is not sufficient for?  NOTHING. (2 Cor 12:9)

We are continually in the presence of God (Ps 139:7-10).  He never leaves us.  He never forsakes us.  He is for us (Romans 8:31). He sees us (Ps 33:13).  He knows us (Ps 139). He is jealous for us and for His glory (2 Cor 11:2; Ez 39:25).

How can we face the future with confidence?  Trust the ONE that will never leave us, never forsake us. The ONE TRUE GOD that is our constant companion. He will lead us through.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “Instead of focusing on what is wrong, let’s obey the One who knows what is right.” – Julie Ackerman Link

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This Week’s Verse to Memorize: It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.” Psalm 133:3

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