Wednesday, February 3, 2010

In HIS Refuge
















"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'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, 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." Psalm 91:1-13 The Message

Walk with God! Do "not" give in to fear!

Remember: The battle belongs to the Lord! He has prepared a way for each of us. He sends His angels to guard us. I wonder how many times I have been rescued from harm and did not realize it? Let us keep our eyes wide open and firmly focused on our Heavenly Father!

In HIS refuge,

Andrea

58 comments:

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Good morning Andrea,
What a wonderful post; love those scriptures! Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Being Me said...

A lovely reminder 'Walk with God' and Let him lead....

Thank you for your kind words on my post.

Peaceful thoughts to you.

BM

LisaShaw said...

Amen Andrea! Amen!

Blessings...

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Andrea, I love how the Message Bible translation really puts it in a way to easily absorb. Thank you Lord, that you ARE our refuge!
Debra

Diane said...

Thank you for this powerful reminder! Love the Message Bible :O)

Finally Free said...

Thanks Andrea....good reminder. :)

Blessings,
Tammy

WalkingwithHIM said...

AMEN!

RCUBEs said...

I love Psalm 91! Thank you for reminding us that He is indeed our Refuge! With Him, we can weather any toughest storm. Love and blessings to you sister.

Emma Rose said...

Just what we needed this morning!
Thank you :)

Blessings,
Emma Rose and the Duchess

Corry Adderley said...

Hello Andrea,

Thanks for following. I have added your button to my webpage at yourhighercalling.com

God bless you this day.

Corry

Debbie said...

Oh Andrea how this blessed me this morning...AMEN to it all. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Debbie

Loren said...

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus.... I sing that all the time when I feel I am in the middle of a battle ~ along with quoting Psalm 91 :)

I love you and appreciate you sooo !!!

Jo said...

Once again, you give your readers 'food for thought'.

I LOVE stopping by and getting my dose of calm from you.

Peace and serenity,
~Jo

Denise said...

Bless you for sharing this comforting post.

2Thinks said...

"I wonder how many times I have been rescued from harm and did not realize it?" I've wondered that before, too. Thankful for the truth of this post.

I'm pretty tempted to go take my dumb post for today down. I think I thought I missed t.v. all those months. But you know, I don't think I really did. I'd much rather focus on Jesus.

Jeanette Levellie said...

I love this chapter, Andrea; thanks for sharing it.

I say this every morning when I make my bed.

I've often thought that when we get to Heaven, God may allow us to see all the times he protected us without our knowing. He is so sweet.

Love you,
Jen
Audience of ONE

Kristie said...

Thanks... I needed that today!

Blessings,
Kristie

Raymonde said...

That is what I call my 911 Psalm, thank you. Take care. Thank you for visiting, why not become a visitor next time. Blessings. xxx
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Goose Hill Farm said...

"Where He leads me I will follow,
Where He leads me I will follow,
Where He leads me I will follow,
I’ll go with Him, with Him.....
All the way!"

Good morning, Andrea~

You are such a BLESSING!

Love and peace to you, sweet child of God!

Blessings~
Laura

Deborah Ann said...

What a great post!

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

There are no words more meaningful that trusting in God alone! He can do all things that are impossible for man but possible for Him.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Just Breathe said...

This is a beautiful post.
God Bless You.

sarah said...

powerful.. the battle belongs to the Lord. just love that. I can exhaust myself and spin my wheels but when I let go and let Him fight for me....wow...great victory. Hugs to you warrior for the Lord!!! and love the song!!!!

Just Playin' said...

He makes a way for us! Love it! Thanks.

Alice Grace said...

You have blessed me again by printing the Word! Thank you so much! I love your blog!

Karin Kaufman said...

I've never read that psalm in the Message translation before. I love it! Thank you for posting this.

Katia said...

Amen!

Cathy said...

Thank you for that wonderful post. Our Father God is awesome. Blessings ~

christy rose said...

I wonder how many times we have all been rescued from harm by our unseen angels sometimes too.

Rebecca said...

Do you remember the old Amy Grant song - Angels Watchin' Over Me.....???? Reminds me about your wondering how many times we've been protected....

Gotta love The Message! Such a vibrant translation/paraphrase (I never can remember what it actually is.)

Thanks for posting this selection.

Mari said...

This is a beautiful Psalm. It's the Psalm that our son who is in the army has chosen as his special passage, so it means even more to me when I read it.

Cathy said...

My God bless you Andrea

Nel said...

I agree with you totally. You can always look back and see how He helped you or took care of you when you did not even realize it. And how His angels are always lifting us up when we fall. Thanks for stopping by my random!

until next time... nel

Barbara said...

Great post...encouraging words that hits the very spot that needs it today.

Tracy said...

Good question; I too bet that God has rescued me many times when I've not even realized it. May we live in an awareness of His presence and His work in our lives.

Deborah said...

Andrea, that was beautiful. I really needed to hear that tonight. I often wonder how many times Angels have protected me also. I'm sure a lot!
xxoo
Deborah

Denise said...

Hello Andrea........ and yes it is just fine that you have me linked here.. Thank you for the honor... I love my blog friends and love when my list expands..

I have looked back on my life and I see God everywhere.. Throughout the years long before I even knew HE was watching.. His hand of protection has been a constant in my life and now being a follower of Christ I look for HIS hand in the future and not always having to wait to look backward...

Have a God filled Thursday...

Debra Kaye said...

Amen, sweet sis!

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Warren Baldwin said...

Excellent. I like that passage and the Message. M. Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, has even written that all of us are probably rescued many times by God when we don't even realize it. He calls that grace. I agree! Good post.

godsown said...

Amen Amen....
I came over to thank you for faithfully follow my blog. Your comments i apreciate so much....
But you know what happenend when i read your post i remember i prayed before leaving last monday some psalms and lit an candle but i felt to leave open that day beside the candle psalm 91......

And i can testify today to those words "His huge outstretched arms protect you-under them you're perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm\'
He really fended of that i would be harmed that night after work that my biked slipped away under me.....
Praising and thanking Him

Have an great day my friend
Bernice

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

I love Psalm 91 and that is what my blog header is. As I read each word I became more and more peaceful and content...I stand firmly planted deeply within this Psalm and I do take refuge in Him and in every word of it. Thank you for posting this here especially today as I read it this night on the edge of my sister's surgery tomorrow morning. I'm going to e-mail her this...why didn't I think to do that before...God led me here Dearest Andrea and I thank Him for that.

I love you my close sister, friend and prayer warrior...I truly do.

Peace & Big Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

godsown said...

I forgot to tell you that i relly don't mind you put an link to my blog.
it blessed my heart
Thank You
Bernice

Edie said...

Amen my friend! I love that you chose a verse that refers to our Shaddai! I wish the translations never would have changed those Names to God but left them as they were spoken.

Patricia said...

Andrea,

Thanks for the reminder. By the way, you are the winner of the book Tea with the Hezbollah. Send me your address and I will get the book out to you soon. My email is on my blog or you can leave your address in a comment box and I just won't approve the address for anyone else to see.

Blessings,
Patricia

Karen said...

Awesome passage of Scripture!

Jackie said...

Beautiful...thank you Sweet Sister!

Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Shirl said...

One of my absolute favorite passages!!! It has comforted me on more than one occasion.

homeschool101 said...

Amen to that one! Thank you for powerful words and reminder that we are not alone. Praise God for that! Blessings my friend!

Wylie said...

Amen sister! The battle is His!
Wylie

Janean said...

andrea, i think in heaven we'll stand with our mouths gaping open at the millions of times His angels guarded us. God is good!

Great Word.

Regina said...
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Regina said...

Wonderful message. Thank you for sharing Andrea.

Just Be Real said...

Andrea, the picture alone takes me away! Such a great reminder. Blessings to you dear one. You are truly a blessing to many.

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

Thank you for the comfort and encouragement you have offered here today and so many other times.

Miti said...

Very true!!! I know there have been times when I was running late and when I finally get on the road, there's a terrible accident blocking it. That's God working his magic.

We're getting all that messy weather too! I'm so ready for spring...

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Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a wonderful reminder of Who is in control. I don't consider myself a person who "fears" and yet as an older parent with young children still in the home, I do find I sometimes worry a little about possible health issues. Thank you for this wonderful reminder Andrea.
Blessings,
Marcia