God’s protection for believers

Question 206, from Michelle, USA

If God favours a person and has a mission for them, will God protect this person from others who want to harm or stop them?

This is a hard question to answer as it draws up questions of free will and whether God prevents people from acting freely to prevent them causing harm.

There are examples in the Bible of God protecting leaders and prophets of Israel from harm, often by causing confusion amongst their enemies. For example, in 1 Samuel chapter 14, soldiers in the Philistine army turns on each other in confusion before the Israelite army arrive. (more…)