Psalm 91 is one of my favorite psalms in the Bible. It says some amazing things about the power of God to Protect you. For instance, “No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:10-11).
“A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you”Psalm 91:7
Psalm 91 does not apply to every believer but to a certain kind of believer. It’s the believer “who dwells in the shelter of the most High” (verse 1). It’s the believer who has made the Most High his or her dwelling place (v. 9). In other words, Psalm 91 applies to those who choose to live in the presence of God.
Having divine protection is not an option but a must in these turbulent and often dangerous times. We can’t do enough on our own to stay safe. No matter where you go to hide from danger, danger will find you.
You and I are at in harm’s way every time we get in our car and drive to the local grocery store. We are at risk every time we Sleep at night. Just a few weeks ago, my brother and his family’s house was totally destroyed by an electrical fire early in the morning while the children were asleep. All lives were saved–praise God–but everything else is totally gone.
All of that said, I want you to know that you can trust God to protect you. He is more than able to do that.
Reasons You Can Trust God to Protect You
1. God never sleeps. I have already alluded to the recent tragedy regarding my brother’s family. Adding to that, we know that criminals come out in great force at night when we sleep. But “He who keeps you will not slumber” (Psalm 121:3, NASB). Moreover, the psalmist says, “I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me” (Psalm 3:5, KJV).
Similarly, it is God who sustains us as we sleep at night and evil surrounds us under the cover of darkness.
2. God is most present during our times of trouble. Consider these words: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). People sometimes ask the question, where is God when it hurts. That’s because it seems to us as if God is far away when we are amidst our troubles.
But the psalmist answers the question. Where is God when it hurts? He is very present.
3. The works of the enemy directed against us are subject to God. When the devil singled out Job, he ran into a brick wall. “Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side?” Satan complained (Job 1:10, NASB). He only knew about this hedge because he ran into it while trying to get to Job.
It was only when God gave Satan access to Job that he was able to touch him. The good news is that the same is true about us as well. The devil can have no more access to us than God allows.
4. God’s help for us is always greater than the opposition against us. In 2 Kings, we find an account where Elisha’s servant Gehazi looked outside and saw the enemy’s army of horses and chariots surrounding him and Elisha. Gehazi was greatly troubled at the sight. What were the two of them against an army? But Elisha said to him, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them” (2 Kings 6:16).
At Elisha’s request, God opened Gehazi’s eyes so he could see what was happening in the realm of the spirit. That’s when he saw the protective army of the Lord surrounding Elisha (verse 17).
Too often we are passive when we read about the acts and the power of God as if they are no more than events of the past. But God has not changed at all. You can trust Him to protect you because His divine protection is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
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