Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16

The Psalmist writes as one who by faith chooses God for his protection and who will find all in Him that he needs and desires. Those who have found the comfort of making the Lord their refuge, cannot but desire that others may also do so. The spiritual life is protected by God’s grace from the temptations of Satan, which are as the snares of the fowler, and from the contagion of sin, which is an offensive pestilence. Great security is promised to believers in the midst of danger. Wisdom will keep them from being afraid without cause and faith will keep them from being unduly afraid. Whatever is done, our Heavenly Father’s will is accomplished and we have no reason to fear. God’s people shall see, not only God’s promises fulfilled, but also His judgments. Let sinners come unto the Lord by his mercy though the name of Jesus Christ and encourage others to trust in Him also.

No matter what occurs in life, nothing will ultimately hurt the believer. When trouble and illness comes, it comes not to hurt us. Those who believe and know God will pray constantly and focus their love upon Him. His promise is that He will in due time deliver the believer out of trouble and at the same time will be with us in the midst of trouble. Following the Lord’s ways will help us avoid people and places of trouble where no good can be done, but only evil results. When the end of our life does come, God will save us and give us eternal life by grace though faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Gladys Fleming