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Psalm 34:4 ” I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.”

COVID 19 has introduced a whole new batch of “What ifs”  invading my mind.  What if they can’t find a effective vaccine against it?  What if there is no immunity after you’ve contracted it?  That’s why this Scripture in Psalms seems so timely today.  For when all these fears are swirling around me, I need to stop and seek God’s perspective.  I need to seek His face for answers when the world has none.  And when I’m stressing about things that are completely out of my control, I need to trust God and have confidence that He has authority over all these matters.  For even though the “What ifs” may still bombard my mind, bottom line is my dependence and hope must remain in God.

Psalm 68:20 ” Our God is a God Who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.”

In looking up the Hebrew words in this short verse, I found some interesting things.  First, the Hebrew word for “saves” here occurs only once in the Old Testament…its meaning – deliverance.  Next, the Hebrew word for “Lord” is the covenant name of God.  Finally, the Hebrew word for “death” here means deadly sickness or plague.  We need to be reminded today that our God is a covenant-keeping God who delivers us out of all our calamities and distresses. (I Samuel 10:19)  And as the Psalmist wrote, “You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before You in the light of life.” (Psalm 56:13)   And as both Jeremiah and Ezekiel proclaimed… it’s only from the Lord that comes escape.

Psalm 68:20 ” Our God is a God Who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.”

For some of us, we’ve had the experience of being spared from death.  Maybe it was in a serious car accident, or a critical illness, or some other dire situation that happened.  But what we do know is we should of died, but God instead showed us mercy.  And when we look back with gratitude and thankfulness for what God did…we can start to appreciate the awesome power and sovereignty of our Lord.  And as the writer of Psalm 56:13 declared, “For You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.”