Devotions, WRITING

Psalm 91

Psalm 91 has been a psalm I keep coming back to right now. I love how the message translates it.

Psalm 91 (The Message)

Psalm 91

1-13You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
under them you’re perfectly safe;
his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
drop like flies right and left,
no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
and kick young lions and serpents from the path.

14-16 “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
“I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
give you a long drink of salvation!”

How powerful are verses 14-16 in this translation. It makes it so clear that all God asks of us is to love Him, cling to Him for dear life. If we do this He will get us out of any trouble.

Isn’t how funny how complicated we make things and all He wants is for us to cling to Him.

I don’t know about you but I’m checking myself right now. What am I clinging to? What am I reaching out to the most, friends? family? or God!!

Our circumstances can make things seem really complicated. It’s not because we don’t worship a complicated God!!! Just LOVE Him, Seek Him, Reach out to Him!!

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