I’ve observed during these difficult times that some believers are not certain whether they can stand on God’s promises concerning their children or family members. Our children are living in trying times. They are being pulled and tugged and enticed and lulled in the darkness. The enemy has a parallel perspective for every truth established by God and without wisdom they are uncertain of the truth.
Nevertheless the bible promises to those that believe- we are to be assured – as it is written: Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:9 I quote this scripture often and include my family members in it because I am convinced that God watches over those that love him and trust him.
Yes God can and will deliver your children and your other family members. He will save your household. How do I know? Scripture tells us. There is a condition however. The condition is “whether or not you can believe, stand on his word and not doubt.” In the sixteenth chapter of Acts, Paul speaks of the jailor or the prison keeper who asked him and Silas “How can I be saved.” (Please note this man wanted to be saved). This man had been awakened by an earthquake that shook the prison as a result of Paul’s and Silas’ praise and song to the Lord while they were being held captive. As a matter of fact, the book of Acts tell us the quake was strong enough rock the foundations of the prison to the point that the prison doors were opened and every one’s bands were loosed. That’s just like the God I know who said that the word of the living God will make you free. God will loose you from bondage.
The prison keeper thought to take his life for fear of the punishment that would come to him as a result of Paul and Silas being freed from prison. However Paul told the man not to fear. He then fell down before Paul and Silas and said “What must I do to be saved.” You’ll notice in the sixteenth chapter of Acts, the man said what must I do, not what can I do to save me and my family. But God is a merciful and gracious God who does abundantly above what you can ask or think.
Paul responded BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Now some scholars may say, “Well Paul was talking to the jailor and that response was directed toward him. Yes I agree. Although the statement was directed at the jailor, the statement Paul responded with was truth. The same truth that he was speaking in the churches. He said Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy household. (Because the man wanted salvation). If you can conger up a belief, a faith that God will save your household, then God is a faithful, he responds to faith. The book of Hebrews tells us it’s impossible to please him without faith.
There are of course more scriptures in the bible where God promises to keep, bless and protect from harm those that trust in him. I felt led to drop this quick blog in the event that there is a reader, a servant of Christ who is struggling with whether or not God will watch over their children and their family members and keep them out of harms way, deliver them and save them. God can save all who draw near to them. Yes he will, he is faithful to his promises.