I will be with you when you are in trouble. Please note that the Christian life does not mean no trouble! But it does mean a way out of the trouble, it does mean passing through the storm in peace, it does mean a Godly result...
Because you love me. In Heaven right now, the Lord is saying your name, and is pleased that you love Him. Isn't that a wonderful thought? Maybe you don't think you love Him enough, or maybe you would like to love Him more. We can all love Him more than we do.
31 Thoughts from Psalm 91 – Part 8 This is part 8 of a series of thoughts based on Psalm 91. If you have not yet read Part 1, then please click here. Thought 22 Psalm 91:12 They will carry you in their hands They will carry you in their […]
No sickness will come near your house. Not only will you be secure, but all your family too. All those who live in your house. Isn't that good to know? As we make the Lord our personal refuge, our families are supernaturally protected from disaster.
If you make the Most High your dwelling... A reference to the beginning of the psalm. Look again at the first thought. I feel as though David refers us to the beginning, because he can imagine the doubts that his listeners have felt during the intervening verses.
Can you imagine all the people in your office or neighbourhood going down with the latest flu strain? Can you imagine what a witness it will be if the Christians are the only ones still standing? I heard a story not long ago about a US army officer in the Iraq war. All the time he was serving out there, not one of his men was killed. That's the power of faith in the Lord's protection.
You do not need to fear arrows that fly during the day. Our fears which terrorize us during the night can just seem to be worrying thoughts in the daytime. But again the Lord says we have no reason to fear. They cannot even find you!
He will cover you with his feathers. Does the picture of God as a mother hen disturb you or encourage you? When a hen takes her chicks under her wings, they are completely hidden from sight. Can you imagine yourself hidden in that safe, comfortable, warm place?
A refuge is what we need in the middle of a storm or in the middle of a battle. A fortress is the place where we seek protection, and from which we fight the enemy. Whatever our needs in life, whatever we are running from, or fighting against, the Lord's shelter is the place to run to or to fight from. For He is the security we need in every circumstance.
I have often found myself being disappointed by the number of Christians I know who are ill! Not seriously ill, (although there are many who are), but who suffer from colds and flu, and the sort of wintery sicknesses that most people have come to expect.