He’s Got You Covered

“He will cover you with his feathers.  He will shelter you with his wings.  His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”
-Psalm 91: 4 NLT

This verse caught me off guard.  Have you ever read a scripture and had to do a double take?  Yeah.  Me too.  That is where I found myself when I read this in my quiet time with God.  I mean, I’ve read this before.  How come this is the first time I have noticed it?  I’m sure it has a whole lot to do with the fact that the Holy Spirit is a great guide and leads us to the things we need when we need them.  I hope you are in need of this today… and if not, you’ll be in need of it soon.

Psalm 91 is an amazing passage of scripture.  It talks about God’s watchful care over those who stay near to him.  Through the passage it gives great detail of how God will provide for those who place their trust in him.  What took hold of my attention was the last portion of this verse, “His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”  What?  When I think of protection I don’t think of words.  Honestly, I’ve been let down by people and what they have said many times.  To think that God’s words and promises are so faithful, so enduring, so strong that they are actually protection for me blows my mind. 

What does this mean for us today?  It means we can count on God.  It means we need to let his word build faith in us so that we can utilize it as our shield of faith.  It means that as we meditate on his word and speak it out, we can begin to swing the sword of the Spirit when the enemy launches his attack against our minds.  It means that as we draw near to God and his word abides in us, we will finally find our rest in him.  It means we are covered!

Prayer Starter
Father, help us today to draw near to you today.  Help us to tune our ear to your voice and hold to your promises and truth.  You are our shield and our portion.  We are so grateful that your word never returns void.  It never fails.  We find our hope in YOU.  Amen.

Lisa Marsack