Fear has led to anger, hate, panic, and violence. A nation founded on God's Word—One Nation under God—is now crumbling. "A house divided cannot stand." Sadly our nation is divided to the point of collapse.
Through all the chaos and fear of the past months, my source of strength has been God's Word. I sit at my table every morning, eating breakfast and reading the Bible. I will be honest; there have been days I have fought to read the words through tears. One passage that I draw strength from is Psalm 91. So rather than writing an article about my thoughts, I want to share Psalm 91 with you.
I hope you also draw strength from the words. Please note the opening words as you read, "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'" Do you dwell in His shelter? In whom or what do you trust?
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. a
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
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 observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he b loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
During this time of fear, confusion, and chaos, many unfortunately look to our government officials for answers: grasping desperately for reassurance and safety, becoming more confused and frightened with each passing day.
Our security does not lay in the hands of our government officials. Our true security comes from the Most High, our refuge and fortress—God! "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'"
In whom do you trust?