Thursday 25th May 2017 - Daily Reading:
Psalm 91 - Our Shield and our Protection by Becky White

If you have ever set yourself a challenge to memorise parts of Scripture, then I hope you included Psalm 91 in your list. And if not, then why not start here, today?

This Psalm is promise after promise of God’s faithfulness, love, guidance and protection towards his people. We know from experience and from Scripture that we are not promised a trouble-free life, and that if we go wholeheartedly after God then we can expect the enemy to take an interest in us, but just look at the protection God offers us in this Psalm.

Whether the attack comes in the day or in the night; whether it is a single event or a long-term trouble, God’s promises of protection and ultimate deliverance stand secure. If you suffer from night terrors, nightmares, troublesome thoughts or other attacks of the enemy, then speak out these words and claim God’s promises for your life.

He that is in us is greater than he that is in the world. If we make the Lord our refuge and dwelling place, then we need not fear the things that come against us. Notice that we have a responsibility in this. We must say “The Lord is my refuge”, and “make the Most High [our] dwelling”. If we love God, and acknowledge his name, then our rescue and our protection will come. For some of us it will come in this life. For all of us it will come in eternity.

When we are immersed in our daily lives, it can be hard to get God’s perspective on things. We read yesterday how everything can seem very different from God’s eternal viewpoint. Today we see it in black and white: “I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him.” God’s words are true, regardless of what our feelings might be telling us. Let us ask the Lord to write these words on our hearts.

Meditation verse: I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

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