Then Peter, turning around saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following, who also had leaned on His breast at the supper. (John 21:20)

This verse said that Peter turned. This is a contradiction because in verse 19 Jesus predicted the death that Peter would die and then said, “Follow Me.” The next verse should have continuity, showing that Peter did just that. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus said these words to His disciples, and they did exactly what He commanded. But, in John 21:20, Peter did not simply turn, but he also turned and looked at the disciple whom Jesus loved. Likewise, whenever you turn your focus off of Christ, you will always look in the wrong direction.

Live your life under God’s protection

When King David was running for his life, living in caves, he never lost his faith that he was protected.

Why? Because he knew God had his back – and He’s got yours, too.

So when times of trouble come into your life, remember that “Where is God?” might be the question that’s on your lips, but the answer is always: right where He’s always been. Working for the good of those who love Him, even when you can’t see it or feel it.

Pastor West’s new series, Living Under God’s Protection, shows you how you can live under God’s mighty shield, secure and safe through all of life’s storms and challenges.

And we’d love to send you a copy today as our thanks for your gift to share the message of God’s all-powerful, protective love with others who really need it in their lives.

So give now to help share God’s love – and be encouraged!