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.” Psalm 91:1-2
Today will be short and sweet, but I pray a powerful reminder of the God we serve and the provision He promises those who seek and obey Him. So often, Satan will try to bind our hearts and minds with lies of shame, fear, distrust, guilt, anger and desires for us to feel all alone in our struggles, temptations and lives. When we are isolated the lies grow louder and louder. They overcome and overwhelm us leaving us with a feeling of defeat.
Satan strives to make us feel alone and vulnerable. He wants us to think we aren’t good enough so that we don’t have the courage to move forward from the past and climb out of the pit, BUT our God is cheering for us!
1 Peter 5:9 says
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
David penned Psalm 91 after Saul pursued him and promised him death, but God prevailed and opened Saul’s eyes through David’s noble decision not to harm or disgrace Saul (1 Samuel 24). David is giving praise to God for delivering him from his enemy (Saul). In these verses are some amazing reminders of the protection God promises if we are dwelling and abiding in Him.
Verse 4 – putting us under His wing
Verse 5 – gives us confidence so we will not fear
Verse 11 – promises us assistance from His angels
Verse 14 – promises to rescue and protect us IF we love Him.
He doesn’t promise to remove us from the battle or the conflict BUT if we are dwelling in Him, He promises protection. But how? Where do we start? How do we make it happen? Over & over He tells us to ask . . . .
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Luke 11:9
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5
What should we do if we need wisdom, faith, healing, peace, courage, discipline? Ask! – Just ask. There is no special form and no fee, just ask with a willing heart.
Read Psalm 91 in its entirety below and each word and promise soak in to your heart today.
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.”