As crime rates rise, terrorism looms and natural disasters increase around the world, we can say of the Lord, “He is my refuge, and He is my fortress!”
Psalm 91 contains all-inclusive promises regarding protection. God made them, and He is able to keep them in your life if you’ll only believe.
- God will deliver you, cover you and give you refuge. “Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.” —Psalm 91:3-4
- We don’t have to dread terrorism, God can protect us. Today, we have bullets, missiles, dirty bombs, suicide bombers, chemical warfare, nuclear warheads, etc. But God is greater than them all! “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night….”—Psalm 91:5
- We don’t have to be afraid of bio-terrorism, pestilence or plagues. God is our refuge and our fortress—He is our deliverer! “Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.” —Psalm 91:6
- When these things happen, we need not be afraid. God didn’t say these would not happen, but He did say that when they do, we don’t need to be afraid. “A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.” —Psalm 91:7-8
- When God is your dwelling place, it won’t come near you! “Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.” —Psalm 91:9-10
- His angels are here to perform His Word on our behalf. As if God’s promises weren’t enough by themselves, His angels are constantly working to protect us from all forms of evil and attack. “For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.” —Psalm 91:11-13
- God will deliver you and satisfy you with long life! “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon 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.”
These promises are mind-blowing!
If we put our trust in God, we can live a long, fear-free life that only He can give.