This post is the second part of a series of thoughts based on Psalm 91.
If you have not yet read Part 1, then please click here.
I will say to the Lord, “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
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.
Ask yourself what it means to live in Him. If you know today you are living in security and trusting Him for everything, what difference does that make to your life?
Pray for any area where you have difficulty trusting Him for protection.
Praise Him for His protection.
Praise Him that you need have no worries, that no enemy can touch you as you trust Him for everything.
He is the one who will rescue you from hunters’ traps…
The words “hunters’ traps” in Hebrew suggest a situation where one is totally entangled, completely trapped. There are many Bibles stories where God’s people were trapped in situations out of their control, hopeless circumstances: Joseph in prison (Genesis 4); 3 men in a fire (Daniel 3); Daniel in the Lion’s den (Daniel 6); Peter in Prison (Acts 12); Jonah inside the whale (Jonah 2); The children of Israel before the Red Sea (Exodus 14).
Your trap may be a relationship, or financial problems, or a legal situation, but it is not an unsolvable problem for the Lord. You just have to choose to trust Him, and seek His wisdom.
Pray for any situation where you are feeling trapped, unable to cope, and ask the Lord to help you to trust Him.
Praise Him that He is more ready to act than we are to allow Him to.
Praise Him for His patience with you as you learn to trust Him more.
…and from deadly plagues.
What does this mean for you today? What is the worst illness you dread? If the Lord can (and will) save you from that, will He not also save you from the small things that we expect to live with? Where does the common cold fit in? What about allergies? We pray for His will to be done on earth as in Heaven; how many people do you think there are in Heaven with bad colds or flu? I believe these germs should not be able to touch us if we are living in His house, I believe that as we approach the end of time, one of the characteristics of His Holy people will be a total absence of illness.
Pray for His will to be done in your home as it is in Heaven.
Pray for your church to have the characteristics of His Holy people.
Praise Him that in Heaven there is no sickness, no pain, no tears.
Praise Him for His promises for yourself and all His people.