will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
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.
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.
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.”
And now here's my two cents worth on the matter:
- Grace, in Greek, is the word, charis. In addition to charis, there is the word charismata, which is a word related to charis, but it is only used in reference to what have become known as the nine gifts of the Spirit, which are mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12. Source:
Lately, while I have been in that protected place described in psalm 91, I have been resisting staying there...complaining and becoming restless. I wanted to forget that I am even in this battle...I wanted to go back to where I was before...I wanted to forget about cancer. I was not submitting to the Lord and therefore, the walls were coming down as I stopped listening to the Words of my Father...The poison arrows were penetrating the places of exposed flesh. Jesus wanted to carry me, but I wanted down on my own two feet...and then came the pain. (It's no irony that it was in my feet and legs!)
While my spiritual feet weren't ready yet...My physical feet felt the pain!
I NEEDED TO FINISH PUTTING ON THE ARMOUR, AND PICK UP THE WEAPONS!
15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
The "gospel of peace = God's holy Word...The testimony of Jesus Christ...gives us peace amidst the battle.
I have renewed grace and faith in His strength to carry me, and will trust in Him when He sets me down and tells me to stand firm with the "gracious hand of my God upon me."
And what the King has said to me:
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you.” 2 Cor.. 12:8-9
~Blessings & Love,~
and remember, we are...