THE LORD HAS YOU COVERED (PS. 91)

by Tammy Phillips
March 21, 2022

Are you happy and healthy?
Are you sick?  Are you tired?
Are your desperate? Are your lonely? 
Are you ready to give up? Are your ready to begin again?
Are you taking care of a new baby or an elderly parent?
Are you heading off to war or just heading to work?
Have you received bad news?  Have you received a good report?

No matter what you are going through, I have good news!   If you are in Christ, the LORD has you covered.  If you are not in Christ, come to Him, He wants to shelter you. He is hope, no matter.  Meditate on the richness of the words in PSALM 91:1-8 (part 1-expounded)

He (You are “he,” if you follow Christ and this can be you, if you turn to Him. )  

who dwells
who abides
who remains
who continues
who sits down
whose place is

in the secret place
in the cover
in the covering
in the hiding place
in  he protection

of the Most High

shall abide
shall lodge
shall stop over
shall pass the night
shall continue
shall stop
shall show oneself obstinate
shall show oneself stubborn
shall say I am not moving
shall say I am not leaving

under the shadow
in the shade
super close
under the protection
under the defense

of the Almighty
of the Most Powerful
of El Shaddai

2I will say of the LORD…
He is my refuge.
He is my shelter.
He is my shelter from the rain.
He is my covering in the storm.
He is my place of hope.
He is my place of trust.
He is where I flee for protection.

He is my fortress.
He is my strong hold.
He is my strong place.
He is my defense.
He is my net.
He is my mountain castle.

My God, in Him I will trust
in Him I have confidence
in Him I will be bold
in Him I will fear nothing
in Him I will be secure
in Him I will feel safe
in Him I will be careless
in Him I will confide
in Him I will set my hope upon
in Him I will throw my cares on
in Him I will be confidant.

 3Surely, certainly, when…

He shall deliver you…
He shall recover you
He shall rescue you
He shall snatch you away
He shall pluck you out
He shall preserve you
He shall provide you a way of escape
He without fail with pull you out

from the snare
from the trap
from the spring net
from being spread out like lamina
from being “spread too thin”

of the fowler
of the trapper
of the bait layer
of the entangler

and from…

the perilous
the noisome
the wicked
the perverse
the mischievous
the destructive

pestilence
plague
destruction
death
what was spoken
what was told
what was threatened
what was declared
what was arranged
what was set in a row and put in order.

He shall cover you with His feathers.
He shall defend you.
He shall hedge you in.
He shall fence you in.
He shall shut you in.
He shall shut you up.
He shall shut you off.
He shall screen you over.

And under his wings, you shall trust
you shall take refuge
you shall have hope
you shall flee for protection.

His truth shall be your shield
your large shield that covers the whole body
your guard by something that pierces
your barb, you know, like barb wire

His truth shall be your buckler
your surrounding
what goes around you
what travels about you,  to and fro.

5You shall not be afraid
You shall not show reverence to
You shall not be in awe of
You shall not be amazed by…

the terror by night
the dread
a sudden alarm
the causer of terror

6Nor of the arrow that] flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
Not morning, noon or night…nothing to be scared of!

 7A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
[But] it shall not come near you.
It shall not come near you!
It shall not approach you!
It shall not join you!
It shall not, no, never, overtake you!

8Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. 

I enCOURAGE to take out your Bible or your Bible ap and really meditate on the power and strength of the verses of Psalm 91.  Above I have looked up what the main words mean in Hebrew and have expounded the verses to show how very rich and powerful God’s word is to us. If He said it, you can count on it.  He does not lie.  

Tomorrow, I will be back, and we will mediate on the last 8 verses of Psalm 91.  All of this is in preparation for what my prayer team calls, “THE BIG ASK.”  Wednesday, we will stretch our faith  muscles  and ask God for what looks impossible to us.   We would love to pray for you.  I challenge you to be thinking of how we can pray for you.  How do you need God to show up big in your life?

“For with God nothing will be impossible.” (Luke 1:37 NKJV)

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