Hello, friends! Lisa, here. I am taking a week off, so I have selected some excerpts from other authors to guide you through Psalm 91. I’m sure you’ll enjoy the variety of voices speaking on the fourth Psalm of our Psalms Playlist. Many of you listed this one as your favorite! While I’m only including select quotes each day, I will provide links so you can read each author in full. See you next week!
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
What do you find reassuring or comforting in Psalm 91?
What questions do you have?
From Debbie McDaniel, “8 Powerful Promises of God from Psalm 91” Crosswalk.com Blogspot, June 14. 2017.
“We trudged slowly back to the car through a crowded parking lot in the Texas summer heat. Hot, humid, full sun bearing down. I noticed my daughter matching my steps, walking close by my side the entire way back. Little legs stretching out as far as they could to match my stride. She smiled up at me and said, ‘Mom, look, I’m walking in your shade.’ She’d found the shadow, the safe place to walk. I loved that my side was her shield, giving her protection from the heat.
This reminder came…’He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.’ Psalm 91:1
We may not always see it, or feel it, we might forget it’s there at times, or even wonder if He’s left us to fend for ourselves in the heat of hard situations of life. But His protection is real. He doesn’t, He can’t, forget us or ignore us. If we belong to Him, His love is too great to leave us on our own.”
Psalm 91’s Promises from God
- “I will rescue him…” (deliver, cause to escape)
- “I will protect him…” (set him on a high place)
- “I will answer him…” (respond to, speak)
- “I will be with him in trouble…” (in afflictions, in distress)
- “I will deliver him…” (rescue, to bring into safety)
- “and honor him…” (to make rich, strong, heavy with honor)
- “With long life will I satisfy him…” (to have abundance in the journey)
- “and show him my salvation.” (let him see my deliverance & victory)
“There is great blessing as we seek after God, and choose to walk in His ways. In the midst of great darkness in this world, living in it all without His Truth and freedom, would be like wallowing in the pit. Not much hope to be found there. The truth is, this world has been dark for generations, since sin first entered the earth at the hiss of the enemy’s lies.
Yet God’s reminders are sure, strong, and true, assuring us that in all that we walk through in this journey, His call is always to rise above. He reminds us we’re not alone. And though He never says that we won’t face hard times, He does say He’ll be with us in it, rescuing us, and shining His favor over us.”
To read the rest of Debbie McDaniel’s devotional: https://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/debbie-mcdaniel/8-powerful-promises-of-god-from-psalm-91.html
How does Psalm 91 encourage us to pray with confidence, particularly when bad things come at us or those around us?
How will you praise God today based on Psalm 91?