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Daily Encouragements

BY BENNIE McWHA

May 16

He Shall . . . – Psalm 91:3–7

What are you trusting God to do?

According to Psalm 91:2, God wants to be your refuge. He wants you to trust Him. Ask yourself what it means to really trust Him.

You may wonder, “Trust Him to do what?” The next two verses list some things you can trust Him to do.

“He shall deliver thee from the snare” (v. 3).

“And from the noisome [perilous] pestilence” (v. 3).

“He shall cover thee with his feathers” (v. 4).

“Under his wings shalt thou trust [take refuge] (v. 4).

“His truth shall be thy shield” (v. 4).

If you really trust the Lord Jesus Christ to be your “refuge and fortress,” how should He expect you to react to difficult situations in life? The next two verses list four specific kinds of fear that will not be present in your life.

“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night” (v. 5).

“Nor for the arrow that flieth by day” (v. 5).

“Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness” (v. 6).

“Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday” (v. 6).

A careful study of the two verses above will reveal that all who trust in the Lord are protected in life’s difficult situations. This is because God loves you so much that He does not want to see your life destroyed by fear of any kind. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (I John 4:18).

As you trust the Lord and have more experiences of His love for you, you will discover that your fears have vanished. If you are convinced that God really loves you and desires the best for you, you will realize that you have nothing to fear!