Tag Archive | Psalm 91

II Timothy 1:7 ” For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.”

Fear of the unknown…it seems like the entire world is reacting.  So how can we as Believers respond the most appropriately to it?  First, let’s ask ourselves a few questions.  Has the Lord suddenly lost control and climbed down off His throne?  The answer is no, for Hebrews 13:8 tells us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”   Next, do we believe in the authority and sufficiency of God’s word?  If the answer is yes, then we must believe  this Scripture that God did not give us a spirit of fear but of strength, love, and a sound mind…a sound mind meaning wisdom, good judgment, and prudence.  And if this is so, we must also believe Scriptures such as Hebrews 2:51 that exhort us to not give in and become a slave to fear.  Finally, as Paul exhorted Timothy to lead by example, we must then apply our God-given sound mind to everyday actions, all the while praying  Psalm 91 to counteract this fear of the unknown.

II Chronicles 20:15 ” This is what the Lord says to you: Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

I don’t know about you, but I need to be reminded of this daily!  It’s brought even clearer to me in I Samuel 17:47, when it says, “It is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s.”  But how many times have I marched out into battle with a toothpick thinking I was somehow “helping God”?  I’ve found one of the greatest Psalms during these times of fear and despair is Psalm 91…it’s a wonderful antidote against that overwhelming feeling of dread, and can help me then refocus my mind where I can – Face Fear with Faith in my heavenly Father.

Psalm 91: 14-16 ” ‘Because he loves 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 deliever him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.’ “

These last three verses of Psalm 91 are a culmination of all the preceding promises in this chapter.  When we make Jesus our  Lord, and trust Him in our  lives, He will “honor those who honor Him.” (I Samuel 2:30)  When our devotion is towards Him,  God will hear us when we call, and rescue us from trouble.  Finally, He will grant us eternal life and a final victory over death and the grave.