I AM A SHIELD FOR ALL WHO TAKE REFUGE IN Me.
So come close to Me and hover under the umbrella of My shielding Presence.
You sometimes feel unprotected and exposed to dangers.
This happens when you crawl out from under My protective Presence and try to face the world on your own.
You do this unconsciously, whenever you forget the essential truth that I am with you.
The fear you feel at such times can alert you to what has happened, and the remedy is simple:
Take refuge in Me.
Shielding you from dangers is part of My job description because I am your Shepherd.
I am vigilant, and I know exactly what is on the path ahead of you.
I anticipate perilous situations and prepare you for them.
A masterful shepherd can often take care of trouble so skillfully that his sheep remain blissfully unaware of it.
So it is wise to choose carefully the one whom you will follow—your "shepherd."
I am the only absolutely Good Shepherd. Follow Me and My ways; let Me protect you from danger and from fear.
"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
—2 Samuel 22: 31
"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."
—Psalm 23: 1–4
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. . . . I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep."
—John 10: 11, 14–15 NKJV