Friday, December 11, 2009

Holding Onto GOD















"You 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 are 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 travels 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 is 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 will catch you; their job is to keep you from falling. You'll walk unharmed amongst lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from your path. "If you'll hold onto me for dear life," says God, "I'll get you out of any trouble. I'll give you the best of care if you will 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!" Psalm 91 The Message

Psalm 91 brings comfort to my heart as I face the serpents and lions of each day. My GOD is not going to allow them to harm me. He is indeed my refuge and He is yours, too. Take comfort in knowing there is nothing in your life to difficult for God to handle.

Holding onto HIM,

Andrea

29 comments:

Libbie said...

Hey Andrea...I have bben so busy with Christmas that when I sit down for a moment I have barely even had time to post -I feel like I have missed so much :)

I love the picture that goes with your post...God sure is that ray of sunshine breaking through the clouds!

Praise God for being our Shepherd who will meet our needs & protect us!

RCUBEs said...

I love reading Psalm 91 and had shared with my family that we must read this every day or every night...A comforting promise of "protection" which was Jesus prayed about for His followers before He left...He didn't want us out of this world. He wanted us protected as we minister to others...Thank you for reminding us. Have a great weekend to you sister. Praying all is well. God bless.

vanilla said...

Now that is protection!

Blessings to you, Andrea.

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

Psalm 91 is one of my favorite Psalms and stays close to my heart. It's the one that I have as my blog header. Ever since I became a Christian, Psalm 91 has been embedded within me and I stand firmly on it. I love that you posted this one today. It was refreshing to read it here and know that He is our refuge and strength at all times.

I love you dear friend. My prayers are always with you and your family. You are the best!

{{{Big Hugs}}}
Alleluiabelle

Nezzy said...

Amen and amen!!! I just wanted to thank you for poppin' in with your sweet comment and hoppin' on. Sure hope ya enjoy the ride!

In the words of Granny Clampett, "ya'll come back now ya hear!" God bless you sweet lady!

Andrea said...

Andrea, thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts today. Psalm 91 is special to me. It has brought me through much darkness on several occasions.

Blessings to you, my dear friend.

Andrea

Karen said...

Amen...love The Message version of this scripture!

travelmom said...

Oh I love Psalm 91! Beautiful reminder that we reside in the hand of the One who keeps covenant with His people. He battles for us and will never leave us. Amen and Amen.

Have a wonderful day Andrea!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Thank you so much. I am always learning something new when I come here

I left you an award on my blog http://www.heartsmakefamilies.com/2009/12/i-have-best-followers-tips-to-help-and.html

Cathy said...

Amen!

Silver said...

Psalm 91 has been one my my favorites too!

;)
~Silver

Nancy said...

You have caused me to try the Message. I got one for $5 on a deal at a store. When I got it home, it was only the New Testament. Great reading, but the lovely Psalm 91, (one of my favorite,) is not in it. I'll have to look around for the Old Testament, too. There are
hardly any words more comforting than those you have just quoted. Thanks.

Tracy said...

Adore the Message paraphrase on the this Psalm. I'm so grateful for his protection and refuge.

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

I love knowing that God is just sitting and waiting for me to call out to Him and He will be there!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

~ Being Woven said...

Oh, my! I just read another post where she reminded us that the LORD sends His angel to 'encamp' around us! I loved that picture of encamping and now I read this and feel the blessings of God's love for us and His mighty protection. I, too, needed this today! Thanks, Andrea. ~ linda

Jewel said...

Thanks for your comments and awards Andrea! I love love love Psalm 91! It was very very poweful to me just over a year ago as I was going through a dark time. Thanks for the reminder! Also, the picture is good too.

I have a scheduled blog for Saturday that I think you will like!

He & Me + 3 said...

Andrea,

I love those scripture verses. Such a comfort.
Hugs,
Mimi

Saleslady371 said...

A beautiful message from The Message! Encouraging!

E @ Scottsville said...

Praying you're having a great day today, Andrea!

Being Me said...

Thank you for the reminder, HE is my hiding place.. Amen.
BM

Wylie said...

I LOVE this psalm & cling to the hope & promise of it. Blesings to you sister!
Wylie

Deborah said...

Andrea, You have no idea what you just did for me. I needed this right now, today. It always amazes me how God will send messages to me. Thank you so much. I'm going to keep reading this psalm.
Blessings, Deborah

Just Playin' said...

Comforting words and reminders. Thank you, Andrea.

Just Be Real said...

Thank you!

Crown of Beauty said...

Surely it is not a coincidence, We prayed from Scripture this morning, and Psalm 91 was the passage God led us to.

Thanks for this timely post!

Love
Lidj

Denise said...

So comforting.

Janean said...

such an amazing Scripture! i like the way the message version puts the Psalms!!!

Mary Moss said...

Looks like my own love of this psalm places in me in good company! Wonderful post, dear friend!

Cathy Davis said...

Psalm 91 just covers it all!

Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year!