This past Sunday I heard a beautiful message on Psalm 91. It was a great reminder for me because I find myself worrying at times about things that I cannot change. Sometimes it's easy to feel trapped by fear of the unknown or for the future. While I don't always know what will happen or how it will happen or why it does/doesn't happen, I do know that there is hope. It’s beautiful and so humbling to know that there is a God above who will protect and deliver those who love Him. While it is true bad things are inevitable and we don't always understand why they happen, the Bible says that "all things work together for good" (Rom. 8:28). Below are a few of my favorite sections from Psalm 91:
Psalm 91: 1-2, 4-6, 14-16
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
“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.