Psalm 91 ~ A 31 Day Post (days 17 -18)

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I missed posting yesterday and I’ve almost missed today.  Trying to get back on track.  Psalm 91 is what the Lord has laid on my heart to share.  It’s lengthy but oh so good!

I’m doing something a little different.  I am just going to write type out the passage below.   You will notice certain words or verses that are highlighted.  Those are the ones that have meant so much to me over the years as I have dealt with hard stuff.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
    and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my refuge—
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

 

When we found out that we were moving last October, a dear friend sent me this passage.  She encouraged me to read it again and again.  To let the words sink in.  She didn’t send it to me because bad things were being done or said about us.  She sent it because it’s  a beautiful list of what God does for us.  Here’s the thing, He doesn’t wait until times are tough to be all these things for us.  These are His character.  And His character doesn’t change.

In my Bible, the heading for this Psalm is “My Refuge and My Fortress.”  It fits.

Until tomorrow…

Joy to You!


 

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