Monday, December 21, 2009

The Gift of Protection

Psalm 91

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

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.

7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge—

10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

I began writing this blog earlier this morning before leaving for work. I had no idea how true Psalm 91 would become in my life before I ever reached work. I came very close to being in an accident. Had that happened, at least five vehicles would have been involved and I would have been seriously injured. Instead, God and His angels of protection were all around me and the accident never happened.

Dear Father,
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for protecting me this morning so that no accident occurred! Thank you! Amen.

© 2009


Andrea said...

Praising GOD for HIS protection in your life. I, too love this Psalm.

Merry Christmas and GOD BLESS,

quietspirit said...

Praise the Lord, you are all right. I love this Psalm.
Thanks for posting this message.

Edwina said...

Andrea and Cecelia,

Thank you both for your care and concern!!

Blessings and Merry Christmas!