June 14. Psalm 91
Today, we get to explore the psalm that holds our key verse at Sweet Selah Ministries. We chose Psalm 91:4 to describe our mission and vision from the Word of God: “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” It’s why our logo has a big and feathery feather covering our name and it’s why you find a bitty bird happily perched on the “a” in Selah! Our desire is that we would take the time to know God and love Him more and more. When we spend time with God, we discover that He does, indeed, cover us with His protection. He is the only safe place. He welcomes us to nestle in and be with Him–that close. We learn who He is from His Word, and that is clear from the last part of the verse where we are reminded of His faithful promises that literally protect us and arm us against the enemy of our souls. We love this verse!
Psalm 91 is challenging, though, isn’t it? Not everyone escapes disaster, do they? Even those who follow Christ and have the right to “nestle close” are sometimes tortured, sometimes flattened by illness or other disasters. We don’t get a magic pass against the trials of this world. In fact, Jesus basically told us to expect trouble in John 16:33! So, what do these verses mean? Well, they mean that ultimately, nothing can permanently get us. No disease is fatal because we live eternally. No disaster can squash us because this short little life here is but a blink of an eye compared to eternity with Him. We can rest safely under His wings, asking for protection, and trusting that no matter what happens, ultimately we are safe. He has numbered our days and will call us home how He chooses. We can live in the peace and trust of that thought. I can’t wait to hear how God spoke to you through this psalm!
My verse: Psalm 91:14 “The LORD says, ‘I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my Name.”
My response: As I pondered this verse, I found these truths and laid them out numerically:
- This is a great promise from You, directly. “The LORD says …”
- Sometimes troubles come. Otherwise, we wouldn’t need rescue. Therefore, I shouldn’t be shocked by trouble. Instead, I should wait with the hope of rescue. You will rescue.
- Who do You rescue? The one who LOVES you!! Not the one who performs great deeds of valor for You – the one who loves you. I do love You, Lord. Help me to love You more.
- You are my protection even in my times of trouble.
- Who do you protect? Those who TRUST in Your Name.
Jesus. I whisper Your Name right now and I am filled with joy and awe.