Call 911!

A facebook post from my friend Laurie Jeron reminded me of Psalm 91. She's praying it for all us easterners in light of the pending storm. It's one of my favorites and a perfect psalm to contemplate when all the media hype could easily derail our peace. When I first started blogging, I wrote a post on this Psalm, and I think it's time to share it again!

Praying for peace and protection in the midst of your storms..

For years, my favorite Psalm was Psalm 91. I even used Psalm 911 as my email address. Why?

"911" is who we call when we are in trouble, and the first verse of Ps 91 is "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." That's who we call on when we have a problem! And the psalmist goes on to declare WHY we need not fear, HOW He will cover us with His protection and become our refuge and our rest, and even how He commands His angels concerning us.

When we look at the end of the psalm - verses 14-16 - it becomes clear just how lopsided our relationship with the Father is. "'Because he love me,' says the LORD, 'I will rescue him, I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honor him. With a long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.'"

If we look at these verses, we see that God does the lion-share in this relationship. He RESCUES us, PROTECTS us, ANSWERS us, IS WITH US in trouble, DELIVERS us, HONORS us, SATISFIES us, and SAVES us. What's our part? To love Him, acknowledge Him, and call upon Him.

How awesome is that! Just like a loving parent with the lion-share of responsibility wishing only for her child to love her, so too, our heavenly Father just desires us to love, acknowledge, and call upon Him. His promise is to rescue, protect, answer, be with us, deliver, honor, satisfy, and save us.

Could you ask for anything more?

1 comment:

Rhonda Schrock said...

I like that! 91:1.

This is one of my very favorite Psalms as well, Susan, so this resonates with me.

Happy Monday!