God

My Refuge and My Fortress

Take a deep breath. Rest for a moment. Jesus is with us today.

Let’s read Psalm 91 together:

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (emphasis added)

If you need the reminder that God is your refuge and rescue in times of trouble, here is your invitation to soak in Psalm 91.

He will rescue us.
He will protect us.
He will answer us.
He will be with us in trouble.
He will deliver us.
He will satisfy us.

My pastor preached this message from Psalm 91 on the first Sunday in January this year, and it might be exactly what you need to hear today.

Let’s do this together: grab a mug of something hot and comforting, open your Bible to Psalm 91, and ask God to quiet our hearts in the stillness of this moment. Let’s dwell in the shelter of the Most High together.

Pastor Dave Engbrecht | Nappanee Missionary Church | Nappanee, Indiana

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About Author

Samantha Nieves

Samantha loves lazy lake days, strong coffee, and writing about the ways Jesus transforms our everyday messes into beautiful stories. She digs the four seasons in northern Indiana, is probably wearing a Notre Dame crew neck, and serves as the social media manager on the Revive Our Hearts staff.

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