Psalm 91 I love this psalm as much as the one before it. What a comfort and what assurance in times of trials, sufferings, challenges for the children of God!
The most valuable thing for me when I am distressed is to know my God, the Almighty God, the Lord is with me. I can run to Him and find refuge (seek protection) in His shadow. It’s like a child running behind his father’s back and immediately, he feels safe – from all that’s making him afraid and worried: his enemies; diseases; terrors of the night, the list goes on in the next few verses.
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.
Stand behind God and see miracles – because He’s got your back when you dwell in His presence and make the Most High your dwelling place.
Alas we often wonder how come we do not experience all these… because we do not love Him. The next verse tells us the secret to a living a life of shelter under the shadow of the Almighty, to be protected under His wings – how much do we love Him? How much do we seek His presence? How much do we seek to live a life of obedience and humble submission to His perfect will and ways – ways beyond our understanding; ways higher than any of us can fathom.The Lord is near to him who calls on Him, who is not self-sufficient. He will protect me when I acknowledge my dependence on Him, when I acknowledge His name because I love him. Help me Lord to love you with all my mind, all my heart and all my strength – body, heart and soul so I will love my neighbour as well.