Psalm 91 (Hebe deine Augen Auf) composed by Felix Mendelssohn
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge—
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
A very Strong Psalm. Psalm 91 is a favored Psalm. Sung at the Holy Festivals for the Jews. Read at Compline for Christians. This Psalm is supposed to be read at bedtime. Because many people over the 3 millenniums have found anxious thoughts at night. The Strength of God's Word as a Mighty Fortress - this is to feel secure.
Today Houston's KSBJ - Bill Ingram told us about praying for a teenage girl for years. She was 15 and as she told her parents she had given her life to Jesus Christ, her parents told her to hush about ''that", they aren't interested in 'such things', they were getting a divorce. Bill told her to remain strong in the Lord and hold on to Him. Be diligent. This was a call in prayer to the radio station. Bill Ingram put her on his prayer list - his shorter prayer list - for over a decade. 12 years later he was called to the phone as Melinda told him this had been a rough set of years. She had held on to Jesus in good times and the difficult years ahead. Her parents had been saved by Jesus and instead of divorcing went to Christian Counseling and had decided to remain married. Bill Ingram wept when she called in and he told her he had prayed daily for her for 12 years. Jesus hears our prayers and is filled with Works of Compassion.
A reminder, all those prayers, like my Grandmother Anita. praying for her adopted son. Forceps at his birth, caused a baby boy to stay at an 80 IQ - growing up to be an angry adult who disliked Christians, would in his 7th decade of life suddenly read Rick Warren's book and go on to believe Jesus after debunking Jesus for many, many decades. My uncle went Home to meet Jesus and his dancing mother - my grandmother.
Our Prayers go to a Mighty Fortress - the Goodness of God Himself. Inhaled to be a sweet aroma to the Lord.
Our Prayers matter. Keep Praying. Keep Praying.
We will pick up weary thoughts with renewed interest. Revitalized. Renewed.
Jesus - we remember, has solved many, many situations. God saved the People of Goshen, His Blood on the Door, created a Fortress.
David survived lions. So did Samson. Paul survived a snake in Malta. The lame man recovered from the Word of Jesus from Peter. Paul recovered his sight.
And in this truth of millenniums of God's Good Work in Miracles that defy all explanations, we rest our cares, our loved ones, the people You have given us. And Know - You hold and encircle this earth - with mercy - to hear and answer Prayer.
In Jesus, we live, move and have our dwelling. Lord Jesus. The Word of God upholds the Universe and is fully merciful, Loving and willing to hear our prayers and answer in His Plans. Diligence. The Word of God is fulfilled. Amen Jesus Lord.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †