April 29, 2009

Psalm 91

This is a post that I did last year, but somehow, it just seems so appropriate for right now.

I find comfort in it, and I hope you will, too.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.


povertyflatsusa said...

Jan, what an awesome chapter from psalms. I think I mentioned a while back about my Cherokee great-uncle Simon. This was his favorite chapter of the Bible and he had it memorized word for word. I was challenged by that later in life and determined to follow suit. I was still in the trucking business then and while on the road one week memorized it one verse at a time. It is still such a comfort in time of distress, knowing that as we seek shelter in the shadow of the Almighty, we are safe and sure.
Keep up the posts and may God bless you and your's according to the promises in Jeremiah 33:3 (God's phone number ) DM

Anonymous said...

Hi Jan,

This is my favorite Psalm, I read it several times each week. I'm glad you posted it. Hope you have a great day,

Jan said...

DM..yes, I remember that you mentioned your Uncle Simon who was the healer.

This has always been one of my favorite scriptres, bringing comfort and assurance many times.

Thanks so much for your comments!

Jan said...

Bill..it's one of my favorites for sure, too.

I think it's a good idea to just keep the Bible opened to that scripture all the time.

We used to do that, but since we moved, we haven't...but I think now is a good time to start, don't you?

Lydia said...

Hello Jan,
Thank you for reminding me of this Psalm.
I use to read it all the time when I felt I was in times of trouble.
It's a wonderful reminder that we are not alone.
Wishing you a very nice day!

Jan said...

Lydia.. I think it is one of the most assuring and comforting scriptures in the Bible. I can't tell you how many times I have held on to that, reminding myself of His faithfulness.

I hope you are having a nice evening.