My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. - 2 Samuel 22:3-4
God revealed this scripture as we considered the impact of Human Trafficking around the world. In America, it is, tragically, the central theme of the biggest stories coming out of the news today. It will continue to be revealed and the oppressors will face justice for their victims.
Our modern-day enemies are many with the top ringleaders of human trafficking being some of the most dangerous for every single human being. Women and young girls, men and young boys, even the unborn are at risk. Women are forced into abortions and those that aren’t…well, their babies become the next generation of victims hidden from the world.
For every care and concern, God has a promise. For every care and concern, let’s remember to turn to His word to learn what He says about it and how we should respond. Scripture clearly shows us that God saves us from violence and He saves us from our enemies. He acts through the people He has equipped on Earth to find and save His children. He saves through heart changes and through whispers in ears that are open to hearing His voice.
It’s an unbearable thought and because of that, it’s easier to turn away than face it, fight it, and defeat it. In 2 Samuel 22:3-4, we are reminded that God fights every battle on our behalf. The unseen and unheard victims, the unborn babies, the parents desperately waiting for word from their missing children can all seek shelter under the shield of God’s refuge. Let all of us send up this scripture as a prayer on behalf of those being held hostage. Never cease praying for the innocent.
This scripture refers to “the horn of my salvation” which is the victory of salvation. No enemy can take away the victory of salvation found in the Lord. He will save every single innocent life from the violence and oppression of their captors. He will do what He says.
Victory may not come immediately in physical form, but it is immediate for our souls and it is ours for eternity. Let that not be lost on us when we consider the plight of the present, urgent need to physically save these innocent victims and return them home to their families where they can begin to heal.
Let’s not rest our trust in God the way we do in man, with caution and disbelief that he will keep his word. God is the Great Overcomer showing time and again His strength, His power over evil, His steadfast love for His children, and His unwavering dedication to our salvation. He gave His son so we wouldn’t have to give up our sons and daughters. Pray your prayer with this scripture to end human trafficking and end violence and death upon our children.
Published on Thursday, February 10, 2022 @ 3:53 PM EDT