“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’

“Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

“A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.

“Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

“‘Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him (saith the Lord God); I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him, I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him, and show him My salvation.'”
(Psalm 91)

This Psalm has carried me through many a storm. As I read it, I sense God’s enormous love for me. I am reminded of who I am in the Light of His love. I am reminded of His covenant with me. And I am reminded that He is my refuge, my safe haven when the cares of the world come in with the furious roar of a tempest.

And I want you to be reminded of these things, as well. So many of you are hurting or you are carrying the burdens of your loved ones. Bearing tremendous layers of stress has become the new normal. Sometimes it is hard to walk by faith and not by sight.

And that’s when I read Psalm 91. I love this psalm, and I am very thankful for its words of grace. Try putting your name in it wherever it says ‘you’ or ‘yours’ or any other appropriate pronoun. You will be blessed, for sure.

God be with you, friends and give you strength for the day.

Lord, thank You for reminding me of Your incredible love. It means so much to me. You are faithful, Lord. You are powerful and mighty to save. And You hold us in the palm of Your hand. Amazing.