God in Times of Trouble

Read

Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 (NLT)
1Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
3For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
4He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
5Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
6Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.

14The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
15When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
16I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”

Reflect

We can trust God to be our ultimate source of security. Which of life’s troubling situations are talked about in these verses? Could there ever be a situation in which God would not make it through? How do we know that God is in the midst of all of our struggles? What are some ways in which we can strengthen that knowledge and, ultimately, our faith in God?

Respond

Find a quiet, private place to reread these verses slowly, meditating on each line. How is God speaking to you through this Scripture? What hope do you find in these verses?

Relate

If today’s devotion spoke to you in a particular way and you feel led to share your thoughts with others, please do so.