Open Heaven For Teens 12 May 2022: Defender Of The Defenseless
TOPIC: Defender Of The Defenseless [Open Heaven for Teens 12 May 2022]
MEMORISE: A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. Psalms 68:5
READ: Isaiah 38:6 (KJV)
6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: John 4:1-54, 2 Kings 4-5
It is a horrible feeling to be defenceless or helpless in this hostile world filled with bullies -both in the physical and spiritual. Some threaten to make life unbearable for others, even though they didnt create that life. This may be your case if youre being maltreated by your employer/guardian. You may be a young apprentice being maltreated by an overbearing boss or an orphan who is unjustly treated by relatives. Have you been asking God for intervention and it seems He isn’t forthcoming? God can defend you on time if He so desires but He sometimes waits until you’re completely helpless so that you will not interfere in any way and take all the glory. Moreover, when you are helpless, you will pray wholeheartedly, knowing that only He can help you.
God is a defender of the defenceless. When the Israelites were enslaved by the Egyptians, He rose on their behalf and defended them. Whenever the Israelites were under the mighty hand of their oppressors, God showed up. He is still God and He will deliver you as promised in Isaiah 49:26. Cry unto Him today.
Father, please arise and defend me.
HYMN: O Worship The King
- O worship the King all glorious above,
O gratefully sing His power and His love:
our Shield and Defender, the
Ancient of Days,
pavilioned in splendour and girded
- O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,
whose robe is the light, whose
His chariots of wrath the deep
and dark is His path on the wings of
- Thy bountiful care, what tongue can
It breathes in the air, it shines in the
It streams from the hills, it descends
to the plain,
and sweetly distils in the dew and
- Frail children of dust, and feeble as
in Thee do we trust, nor find Thee to
Your mercies, how tender, how firm
to the end,
our Maker, Defender, Redeemer,
- O measureless Might, ineffable Love,
While angels delight to hymn Thee above!
The humbler creation, though
feeble their lays,
with true adoration shall lisp to Thy praise!
Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.