March 27, 2020 – Psalm 91:2-4

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. Psalm 91:2-4.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1. Indeed, there are many voices clamoring in the world today bringing fear and doubt. Yes,  Yet, Isaiah 41:13 gives us the truth of the Lord: For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”  

Where do we look for help?  Is it man, whom God created?  Is it the one who made a pathway for the Children of Israel through the Red Sea?  Is the one who closed the mouths of hungry lions? Is it Jesus who calmed the wind tossed sea, raised the dead, healed the sick, the blind and lame? 

When my Mother came to live with us in her last illness, she told me about the God’s Guardian Angel. As a child, her Mother hung this painting by Bernhard Plockhorst painted this in 1886 in Mother’s bedroom.   This painting hangs near me.  Mother taught me much about trusting in Jesus during her lifetime.

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in Him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to Him. The Lord is the strength of His people; He is the saving refuge of His anointed. Psalm 28:7-8.

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. Psalm 91:10-12.

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