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Posted: 18th April 2013 by Sam McDonald in Topical
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Psalm 91

As I was reading through Psalm 91 I was thinking to myself, wow this could really be for me. Then I had this thought; most Psalms are written for someone by someone for something they are going through at the time. So although the Psalm might not be written for you or for me, we can still relate to it and gain strength through its wisdom.

But Psalm 91 is different. The writer is unknown and it doesn’t seem to point to any particular time in history. The reason this really struck me is because, just before I started my study this morning I was in prayer just for myself. I usually pray for all those around me, but I often neglect to pray for myself. But today I really need strength and direction, so my prayers where for the Lord to help me through this time of trial.

This is where it gets cool! I opened up my daily devotional and it started out with Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

He who dwells in the shelter of the most High… That really struck me today because if I look at how I was feeling yesterday I could totally see that I lost that. I could see that I took that shelter off and was dwelling in the world with all it’s trouble and trials. I wasn’t abiding in the shadow of the Almighty. I wasn’t dwelling in the shelter of the most High.

I can’t tell you how much I love it when God opens my eyes and brings me back!

If you have time, take a minute today and read it, the author my be unknown, but whoever wrote it, we know it was God inspired and he wrote it because God wanted us to know that our shelter is in Him.

Psalms 91:1-16 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you. You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked. For you have made the LORD, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, The young lion and the serpent you will trample down. “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. “With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation.”