As we serve Him, the Lord will be our defense

Scripture references

Luke 10:19 (ASV 1901)

19Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.

2 Thessalonians 3:1–3 (ASV 1901)

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified, even as also it is with you; 2and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and evil men; for all have not faith. 3But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and guard you from the evil one.

Stories

When asked if her husband carried a weapon for protection given the places he went and kinds of people he mingled with in the course of his ministry, Mrs. Baedeker simply replied that he did not but was by no means defenseless as, “God was his defense!”
Dr. Baedeker was told of a certain district where the men were wild, desperate and murderous; killing and robbing people of their possessions. His remarkable response to this forewarning was, “Tell me all about them, I mean to go there. Those people terribly need the gospel!” Baedeker went in spite of the risk and accomplished his mission unharmed.