Monday, August 22, 2011

Healing and Protection
























1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
      will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 2 This I declare about the Lord:
   He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
      he is my God, and I trust him.
 3 For he will rescue you from every trap
      and protect you from deadly disease.
 4 He will cover you with his feathers.
      He will shelter you with his wings.
      His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
 5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
      nor the arrow that flies in the day.
 6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
      nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
 7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
      though ten thousand are dying around you,
      these evils will not touch you.
 8 Just open your eyes,
      and see how the wicked are punished.
 9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
      if you make the Most High your shelter,
 10 no evil will conquer you;
      no plague will come near your home.
 11 For he will order his angels
      to protect you wherever you go.
 12 They will hold you up with their hands
      so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
 13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
      you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

 14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
      I will protect those who trust in my name.
 15 When they call on me, I will answer;
      I will be with them in trouble.
      I will rescue and honor them.
 16 I will reward them with a long life
      and give them my salvation.”

Psalm 91 NLT

Over the last 45 years GOD has never allowed more pain in my life than I could endure. HE has never allowed me to be consumed by the enemy. Though the enemy has come close, my GOD has remained faithful to protect me.

There have been times where I have stumbled and crawled into HIS arms battered and bruised. Each time, HE lovingly healed my heart. HE used the broken and cracked pieces of my heart to mold me into the person I am today.

Our HEAVENLY FATHER is greater than any obstacle in our lives. Do NOT allow family drama, dysfunction, judgement, or other circumstances to sway your focus from HIM who loves you most. When your earthly parents fail you step into the arms of your ABBA FATHER. HE will "never" fail you!

By HIS mercy and in the grip of HIS grace,

Andrea

11 comments:

RCUBEs said...

Amen sister! What a great way early this morning to be reminded of His faithfulness, love, and grace! From everlasting to everlasting...

Love and blessings to you.

Renee said...

Oh, I love this Psalm...it is one I speak aloud over myself and my loved ones often. God bless...

Wanda's Wings said...

Verse 4 is one of my favorites.
Covered by His feathers, what a comfort there is.

Divine Mrs D said...

Amen, come Lord Jesus.

Nancy said...

That was a wonderful reading of one of my favorite psalms. It truly blessed me today.

Trisha said...

Beautiful words of encouragment. Thank you. Blessings.

David C Brown said...

Though raging billows roll

And winds are contrary

Fear need not fill us with dismay -

The Lord is in control,

quietspirit said...

Andrea:
A very good post. God is good, all the time. It is when we stumble that He reaches out to us and sets us aright. He heals us from his grace.

Just Be Real said...

Andrea, appreciate the encouraging words from your heart. Thank you. Blessings.

Finally Free said...

Andrea,
Thanks for the reminder...It has been a rough few months.

Blessings,
Tammy

Alleluiabelle said...

My favorite Psalm.

Love you Dearest Andrea...

Alleluiabelle