Simple Living: Provision and Protection from a Great King

“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
–Exodus 14:14, ESV

About a week ago, I talked about what a huge relief it is to simply be a servant of a Great King. I don’t have to be pressured to be successful in the world’s eyes or to worry about my provisions or to fear what the future holds. God is in sovereign control of it all. I’m simply a servant who’s going about the King’s business. I mentioned that as we go about the King’s business, we can rest assured that we are under His protection and provision (see post here). I saw this idea concretely take place in my life last month.

In early January, I got into a car accident. My car slipped on black ice and it ended up on a pole. Thankfully, I wasn’t hurt and nobody else was involved. But it could have been a different story. If that pole wasn’t there, I could’ve hit another driver and perhaps seriously injured him and myself. I really believe that God provided His protection that day. Interestingly enough, the night before the accident, I was meditating on God’s Kingship. I was reminding myself that I was simply a servant who was going about the Lord’s business. This relationship played out during the accident. I realized that as a servant of a Great King, I am under His provision and protection. As I go about accomplishing the daily tasks that He requires of me, God offers His provision and protection to me. Not only did God protect me that day but He also provided a lot of people who helped clear the situation. Every interaction that I had with people like police officers, tow truck drivers, insurance agents, and car shop managers helped move the situation forward. I didn’t have a single frustrating conversation. God was bringing the right people to me.

I challenge you to simply see yourself as a servant of a Great King. You are a servant who is simply completing the daily tasks assigned to you by that King. And as you do so, you can rest assured that He will offer His provision and protection as you go about His business. Each day, simply be His servant.