God our Protector

Whoever goes to the Lord for safety,
    whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty,
can say to him,
    “You are my defender and protector.
    You are my God; in you I trust.”
He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers
    and from all deadly diseases.
He will cover you with his wings;
    you will be safe in his care;
    his faithfulness will protect and defend you.
You need not fear any dangers at night
    or sudden attacks during the day
  or the plagues that strike in the dark
    or the evils that kill in daylight.

A thousand may fall dead beside you,
    ten thousand all around you,
    but you will not be harmed.
You will look and see
    how the wicked are punished.

You have made the Lord your defender,
    the Most High your protector,
10 and so no disaster will strike you,
    no violence will come near your home.
11 God will put his angels in charge of you
    to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
    to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones.
13 You will trample down lions and snakes,
    fierce lions and poisonous snakes.

14 God says, “I will save those who love me
    and will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord.
15 When they call to me, I will answer them;
    when they are in trouble, I will be with them.
    I will rescue them and honor them.
16 I will reward them with long life;
    I will save them.” (GNT)

Summary

This psalm is very clear in in message: if you trust and God and allow Him to be your protector, you have nothing to fear.

Reflection

I like this psalm because it is so reassuring. It gives the blissful reminder that God looks after His people, and protects them wherever they go. That there is nothing to fear as long as God is on your side. It’s so comforting to remember just how capable God is, and just how blessed life can be with Him looking after you.

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