Friday, 7 November 2014

My favourite Psalm

The truth is I love Psalm 91. I discovered it for myself as a teenager. I was in dark places and needed refuge. God became my refuge. 

When I went to university and overstretched myself and I was isolated. This text help me to keep God as my resting place. 

Later when I was kicked out of home and my isolation from the world grew this text gave me hope. 

Recently I have felt greater isolation than I have experienced in my life before. I seem to take this to whole new levels. But I have only just read this text again. I question whether I truly remember what it is to have God as my refuge. 

So I found this picture... 

My overwhelming feeling is that I need to live this text that I love so much. So I will read and live it again... 

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 
This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. 
He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. 
His faithful promises are your armor and protection. 
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. 
Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.
 If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. 
They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. 
You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet! 
The LORD says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.” 
(Psalms 91:1-16 NLT)

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