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Don’t Be Afraid, For God Is Our Refuge

Psalm 91 is a chapter in the Bible that all Christians should be reading right now, while the coronavirus is causing fear in the lives of many people. So how does this chapter help us?  Well, you shall see for yourself as you read it with me. It reads, 1“he that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 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. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.” (Psalm 91:1-8) You will notice that I highlighted different words above, in order to help things resonate with you better. These words have to do with us and our standing with God. So I ask that you reread them in your mind or out loud by replacing thee with me, thou with I, and thy with my. We can now say to ourselves in trials and this pandemic that God shall deliver me. I trust in the Lord, for He is my shield. I am not afraid of this virus outbreak, no matter what the media and people are saying. People may fall and even die from it, even where I live, but I will not allow it to affect my faith in Christ. I am safe in the hands of the living God. The wicked shall be afraid and be fearful in these times, for they are on the path of destruction now and their outcome come death is hell, lest they repent.

I hope that the first part of this psalm has already resonated with you and that you are feeling much better with what is happening in the world right now. Just know that as we go forth in our faith in Jesus, we are secure in His hands. Now, this psalm continues with, 1“because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 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. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath 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 honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:9-16) Again, we see God’s Word opening up before us. When we know that the Bible is speaking to us, this opens us a myriad of possibilities for the Lord to start working in our lives. I am not saying to literally change God’s Words in the Bible, but understand that what was written over two thousand years ago is still meaningful to each one of us in the faith now. Our Lord is my refuge from the storms of the enemy and virus outbreak that is happening now. I am not afraid, for my habitation is found in God. If there is any fear, then it is from the devil. So give your life to Jesus. Allow Him to be your shield. Now be a light to all those around you. Lift up the name of Jesus wherever you may be. He will lead you on the path of righteousness, where your outcome, come death, will be in heaven.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, thank You for all that You do for me. I am so blessed, God. Even in these dark times that I live in, You are the one that lights up my life and causes me to not fear. How can I be afraid, for You have me in Your matchless arms? Each day that I trust in You, do You carry me away under Your wings, that I may be safe from the enemy. Pestilences and diseases may be round about me, but You are my shield. No storm that I face can take me downward when You are there pointing me upward towards heaven. As other people are full of fear, Your Spirit fills me with gladness. I have much to give thanks, even in these trials in my life, for You lift up my souls from the sting of death, and raise me into eternal life with You by my side. Even the angels are given charge over to protect me because they serve those people that honor You with their whole hearts. My refuge is found in the Lord. No place on earth can I be safe, but only in Your presence, oh God. The world may crumble at my feet, but I will fear no evil that is before me. You are my protector and I can do all things because You strengthen me in the Holy Spirit. The ways of darkness are before me, but Your light is brighter than noonday. As people fall by the wayside, I will stay upright. Thank You for keeping me in the ways of righteousness. I am never alone. Lord, I pray that You will also be the Savior for others in this world who are suffering and are very anxious right now. People need to know that there is safety and security found in You. You are the Lord of our salvation and are waiting on people to call upon Your Name, in order to be saved. I love You, Lord. I give You praise. Guide my path and keep me from harm’s way. Deliver me from the evils of this world. I believe in You. I trust in You. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

Psalm 91
1Psalm 91 (KJV)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

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