Tuesday, September 8, 2015

security of the one who trusts in the Lord

Psalm 91 speaks to me....

Many times in my life, I find myself, once again, struggling.  Above all, I especially find comfort in the Word of God.  The knowledge that God covers me, under His protection, His refuge overwhelms me in a reassuring way.  He promised me. He delivered me. He was and is and will always be faithful to me.  I trust in Him with all my heart. I have faith in Him alone.

Even so, it’s often hard for me to see beyond my pain.  When the road has many trials. When I’m struggling.   When I can’t feel hope.  When I can’t see clearly.  When I feel alone.  When I’m stuck. I cry out to Him and He answers me.  When my life is in trouble He rescues me.  Jesus saved me. He gives me strength.  I may never know why I walk the roads of despair.  But, God knows, it is His plan.   

(Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord.)

Psalm 91 (NLT)

1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
    will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
    he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
    and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
    He will shelter you with his wings.
    His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
    nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
    though ten thousand are dying around you,
    these evils will not touch you.
8 Just open your eyes,
    and see how the wicked are punished.

9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
    if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
    no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels
    to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
    so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
    you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
    I will protect those who trust in my name.
15 When they call on me, I will answer;
    I will be with them in trouble.
    I will rescue and honor them.
16 I will reward them with a long life
    and give them my salvation.”

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