This is one of those times that I wish that I could open my journal page and all the scribbles and boxes and arrows to express myself fully.
I have been hanging out in Psalm 91 for awhile…such a well-known and loved psalm.
What struck me as I have been reading it again and again is the amount of times that “I will” and “He will” occur.
I guess what I want to remind you of today is that no matter what you are facing today…we have a God that will…
He will be our…
It is very easy when we do feel trapped in the vice of life and all its many circumstances and scenarios to feel abandoned…alone…as if God is so far away that if you reached out you would be just flinging your arms into vast and airy space. But He will be with you…even in those dark days.
So I could go on and on when really the important thing is to look at what the Word says…so what follows is Psalm 91 with the “I will” and “He will” statements in bold (and in a couple of cases “you will”). We have a partnership with God…true, He does much of the heavy lifting but we need to strengthen our feeble arms as well…and when we do…it finds us with a tougher faith.
1 He who 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 make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall 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 upon 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 upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
We have such a personal God…see how at the end of the psalm…God’s wording changes from He will to I will.
Feel the protection and care of the Lord today!