1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3 For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
4 He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
8 Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.
9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
15 When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
16 I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”
Meaning of Psalm 91
We all have a time in our life when we need help. In whatever troubles we face today in our life we need God and we need to know where to go in His word to get answers to help us. God is the place of refuge we can run to, He is our safe place.
To “dwell” means, “to take up permanent residence in.” We need to stay in His presence. His Word says if we do that, we will “rest” in the very “shadow of the Almighty.”
Shadows are a place of covering, they provide relief from the direct heat of the sun. If the heat is severe, the shade is the place we run to. It diminishes what we feel in the intensity of the heat. When hard times bear down on us…we need to get close to God and walk in the shadow of the Almighty.
Sometimes, maybe unintentionally we strive to survive on our own. We forget that what we need most is God’s protection and the comfort of His presence.
What God’s word in Psalm 91 promises
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16
Psalm 91‘s Promises from God
- “I will rescue him…” (deliver, cause to escape)
- “I will protect him…” (set him on a high place)
- “I will answer him…” (respond to, speak)
- “I will be with him in trouble…” (in afflictions, in distress)
- “I will deliver him…” (rescue, to bring into safety)
- “and honor him…” (to make rich, strong, heavy with honor)
- “With long life will I satisfy him…” (to have abundance in the journey)
- “and show him my salvation.” (let him see my deliverance & victory)
Psalm 91 is my favorite Psalm. It is the Psalm to cover your family with. It gives peace when the world seems to have none. We do not have to accept the enemies lies, deceptions, or manipulations in our life or the life of our loved one. I choose to stand on the word of God which is the only true peace I need.
“Dear God, Thank you so very much for your presence, and for your covering over my life and the life of all my loved ones. Thank you that no matter where I/we are you are there in our midst. You work behind the scenes and bring what we need when we need it. Thank you so much.