Dear Church Family:
Security of the One Who Trusts in the Lord.
As many of you know I lost my husband of 52 years a little over 4 years ago now. He suffered from Arterial Dementia and Parkinson Disease. I watched this disease totally destroy a once healthy vibrant man. The last five years of his life were a living nightmare. The only way I survived all of it was to totally trust God for every day; sometimes for every moment of every day. Through all of it I learned to live in the Word, especially in the Book of Psalms.
As I have begun this journey through the Coronavirus pandemic that is ravishing the world around me I once again find myself drawing strength from His Holy Promises found in the Book of Psalms.
Psalm 91 is one of my favorite, so much so that I have a copy of it on my refrigerator and a reminder on my mirror in the bathroom where I can see it every day. Especially the part that tells me that I will find safety under His wings and I don’t have to fear the pestilence that stalks in the darkness or the destruction that lays waste at noon. He promises that because I have made the Lord my refuge and made the Most High my dwelling place that no evil will befall me and that no plague will come near my tent. He promises me that He will give His angels charge concerning me to guard me in all my ways! What a great promise for such a time as this!
Perhaps you can make a copy of your favorite verse, claim it as His promise for you and put it on your refrigerator or on your mirror as a constant reminder that He really does shelter us under His wings!
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.”