We live in a scary and dangerous world, but Psalms 91 is all about the protection of God in our lives and what we have protection from. I suggest reading Psalms 91 before reading this article. We’ll discuss the protection God promised.
The Protection of God
When I was a boy, I attended a Christian school. I had to memorize Psalms 91 in song, and to this day, I remember how it goes. Since I was a child, the protection of God over my life has been evident. I have walked with the knowledge that Psalms 91 is a promise to all believers in Christ. I have experienced miraculous healing, unexplainable protection, and salvation from numerous dangerous encounters and situations all because of God’s mighty hand.
God loves us all and desires for nothing harmful or evil to befall us. But we live in a fallen and broken world, and God gave us free will, so we can choose not to accept His desires for our lives and His protection. If we refuse to walk under His shelter of protection, God will let us. Still, I’ve seen God intervene in the lives of unbelievers due to the prayers of those around them, or because of His mercy.
God wants us all to have His protection, but we need to choose to walk in it and declare that protection. The power of the tongue to speak life or death into our lives is strong. We need to speak life and protection over ourselves, and Psalms 91 is perfect for that.
The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.Proverbs 18:21 (NLT)
Psalms 91 — The Promise of Protection
Psalms 91 is a beautiful, poetic affirmation of God’s protection. If we choose to dwell in the shelter of the Almighty, we will be under His protection. We do not need to fear the snare of the fowler, or pestilence. We will have protection as if in armor as He covers us with His wings. We do not need to fear terrors in the night, the weapons of the enemy, or even destruction that lay things to waste. God also promises protection from plague, meaning sickness and disease! My favorite passage in Psalms 91 fits for 2020:
No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.Psalms 91:10,
Psalms 91 talks about the angels having charge over us and how they will protect us from injury and danger. I have seen the protection of angels with my own eyes. Angels are watching out for us and doing battle for us in the Spirit.
Now, let’s be clear; nothing in Psalms 91 gives us a free pass to be stupid. The book of Proverbs mentions having wisdom and common sense. We need to do what we can in the natural to remain safe and protected. We can’t be reckless and claim God will protect us. But if we do our part, God will do His. Sometimes bad things happen, but when they do, we pick ourselves back up and learn from that experience.
Leave a comment below of a time you saw the protection of God in your life and what you learned from Psalms 91.