When I sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, I can say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—He rescues me from hidden traps, shields me from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect me— under them I’m perfectly safe; His arms fend off all harm. I fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. Even though others succumb all around me, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze me. I’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses. Yes, because God’s my refuge, the High God my very own home, evil can’t get close to me, harm can’t get through the door. He ordered His angels to guard me wherever I go. If I stumble, they’ll catch me; their job is to keep me from falling. I’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!” Psalm 91 Message (Personalized by Sandy Gregory)
I love personalizing this Psalm. It gives me ownership and convinces my spirit that regardless of the circumstances that surround me, I’m protected on every side. He’s commanded His angels to guard me. That means even things I can’t see I’m protected from. Can I get an AMEN?
What are you experiencing today that can stand against this contract God has made with you? Read it again. When you sit in His presence, spend the night in His shadow, than you can say this with assurance. You must know Him to know He will keep His Word. You must come to a place where in your heart and in your mind, you are totally convinced that what He said, He will absolutely do.
It could be something you’ve done or said that’s got you in this jam, but He said, “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life, I’ll get you out of any trouble.” Did you see that? Any trouble. “I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party. I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”
You can’t trust who you don’t know. I can’t trust who I don’t know. It’s impossible. You must be 100% sure of who He is to you and rest in that knowledge. Each day you sit in His presence, give Him your worship, talk to Him as your very best friend, that percentage increases until no one or nothing can convince you otherwise.
Rest In Him,