Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
91:1 You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
91:2 will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.”
91:3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence;
91:4 he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
91:5 You will not fear the terror of the night, or the arrow that flies by day,
91:6 or the pestilence that stalks in darkness, or the destruction that wastes at noonday.
91:14 Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name.
91:15 When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.
91:16 With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.
Putting our full faith and trust in God is not an easy thing to do. It helps to be reminded of just how vast God’s power goes and how He truly is the God of all comfort and peace. As God’s children, we have nothing to fear in this life. No matter how stressful or scary a situation may get, this Psalm reminds us that God is our refuge and fortress.
David was a man who faced many dangers in his life time. He was constantly on the run, fearing that his life may be taken from him at any moment. He had to keep reminding himself of all the times God had proven His protective faithfulness towards him. He reminded himself that He is a child of God and therefore he can rest secure that God was going to protect him.
We can face many uncertainties in this life. Some of which can pop up very unexpectedly. The point is that we are to be daily rooted in the truth that God is always protecting us. Nothing in this world takes Him by surprise and He is always working in and behind the scenes to bring about the best in our lives.
This Psalm teaches us that He is Lord over all that goes on in this world. David’s fear was warranted but God’s protection and faithfulness overcomes the “deadly pestilence…terrors of the night…arrows by day…” that we even face in our lives each day. Trust that God is working for you and that He gives us a spirit of courage and not fear. Seek our strength from the one who is indeed, might to save.
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