Saturday, June 28, 2014

Psalms 91-100

God is mighty and full of splendor.  He's strong, powerful, and amazing beyond our wildest imaginations.  He is holy and Most High, above all. 

He blesses us with all that He is and pours Himself into our lives with His Holy Spirit.

Our marvelous and glorious God is also (quite simply) our rock and our refuge (Psalms 91-100). 

Those words, my "rock" and my "refuge," kept running through my mind today as I read.

And I sat with them for a while and tried to wrap my brain around their awesomeness.  God is my rock (my strength, my solid ground, my sure foundation), and He gives me all the safety and protection I will ever need (even that which I don't know I need)*.  

What does that mean to you?  How do those words apply to your life with God right now? 

What a good God we have, our rock and our refuge who sends angels to guard us!  We are never alone fending for ourselves.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.

 For he will command his angels concerning you

    to guard you in all your ways;

**On a personal note, (I am adding this after the fact) I was writing this reflection as I sat at the hospital with my mom while she was going through a bunch of blood work and scans.  And as I look back on that day now, I realize God just knew that these words would carry me and my mom later that day.  I had no idea what was ahead, but God did.  I am so thankful for the ways God comes to us and holds us when we need Him the most.

A prayer for today-

Dear God,

Thank You for Your love that transforms my heart and my life each day.  Thank You for going before me and preparing the way, full of Your safety and protection.

Forgive my fears, Lord, especially the ones I have yet to hand over to You.  Take my anxiety and fill me with Your joy.

You make me glad and joyful for what Your hands have done and all You continue to do.

You are my rock and my refuge.  

I pray for those who need to fully know You.  Use me to draw those around me closer to You.  Help us all strengthen one another and know that You are the Lord, our God.  You are so good and Your love endures forever.  

In the name of Jesus I pray,

Grace and peace,
*This post is part of A Mind-Maker-Upper's Everyday Reading Project.  Click here to read more. 

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