The Author of My Story

You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
    spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
    I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
    shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
    under them you’re perfectly safe;
    his arms fend off all harm.
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,
    drop like flies right and left,
    no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
    watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge,
    the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
    harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
    to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
    their job is to keep you from falling.
You’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

I wanted to end the week on covenant. Over the last few years, God has had me study about covenant and how valuable it is to us as believers. If I don’t know my rights, I have nothing to hold onto. Sometimes you have to fight it out in court to obtain what is rightfully yours, but if you have a good lawyer (Jesus), and you’re willing to not give up, you will win.

I’ve been asked so many times how I can go through so much and keep my faith, continue to write and encourage others and not give up? It’s because I constantly remind myself of who I am and whose I am. God loves me and He loves you no less. He’s faithful to me and He’s faithful to you no less. He’s my advocate and He’s yours as well. If you believe, all things are possible to them that believe.

Let’s let go of the past and trust in Jesus, the author and finisher of our story. He knows your end from the very beginning and will see your final chapter written and published for all to read.

Thanks for reading this week. Hope you’ve been encouraged.

Love you!

Sandy G

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