“Because he is lovingly devoted to Me, I will deliver him;” Psalm 91:4a
“When he calls out to Me, I will answer him…” Psalm 91:5a
One of my most favorite portions of Scripture, and one to which I return over and over again, is Psalm 91. It speaks of the protection that God promises to those who love Him and call upon His Holy name. And, Lord knows, you and I need His protection in this day and age!
If we claim His name and make Him our refuge and our fortress, He will protect us like the wall around Jerusalem. Like a chicken or a duck or geese protect their young under their wings. Don’t go to close to a Mama goose or you will regret it! God ferociously protects His young children who have proclaimed their love for Him, as well.
Perhaps, in this time of Covid-19 we can claim the promise held out to us in verses 9 and 10:–“Because you have made the Lord—my refuge, and Most High—your dwelling place, no harm will come to you; no plague will come near your tent.” God’s word is true and He will fulfill His Promises, but we have to do our part and be obedient to His word—take on the responsibility of a child of the Most High God. This has been proven to me once again.
I had been struggling with a computer problem for some time. Finally, things began to escalate and I was threatened with not being able to us my printer. These scoundrels somehow were able to affect and infect my computer and Wi-Fi. I was frantically trying to figure out what to do. I even had to call the bank and cancel my credit card. I became so stressed I couldn’t breathe and thought I was having a heart attack. Well, this was the last straw!
That night when I went to bed I said a fervent prayer asking the Lord for help (mind you this was after a week of struggling to fix the problem myself with the help of some others) I heard my Lord say, “It will be all right, Betty. Lie down now and sleep.” So I repeated my scripture verse—“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for, You, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8) And fell asleep.
The next morning I was still struggling with what to do. I sat in my prayer chair and poured out my heart to my Lord. There was no definite answers, but as the day went forth things began to unfold. First, I called a friend whom I hadn’t heard from and was blown away by an uplifting conversation with her husband! God was working in me. Second, I called Geek Squad who reconnected my wireless printer and gave me some good advice. Thirdly, I persevered until I was able to cancel what had been causing my problem.
God’s word is true. “When he calls out to Me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will rescue him and give him honor.” (Psalm 91:15)
I cannot take any credit for the events that took place, except to say I was obedient. It was God who orchestrated the series of events of that day. It was a day of glory and honor for my Creator, Savior, and Friend, Jesus Christ.
Dear Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I love you. Thank you for rescuing me from the “terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day, the plague that stalks in the darkness, [and] the pestilence that ravages at noon.” (Psalm 91:5, 6) In the precious name of Jesus, I pray. AMEN