It’s wonderful to be encouraged by a friend… But it’s awesome when God Himself speaks words of assurance!

When God speaksPsalm 91 is one of the great Psalms in the Bible with a wonderful, inspired, word assurance for those who make the Lord their shelter, abiding place, refuge, fortress, protector and defense.  The Psalmists words have brought peace, security, and confidence to millions of people who reverence and trust the Lord down through the centuries.  Hey, it’s a wonderful thing when another person, speaks words of assurance to us!  That’s why today, regardless of what you’re facing, I encourage you to read and reflect on Psalm 91:1-13!

But at verse 14 of Psalm 91 there is a dramatic change – God speaks!  Listen, it’s one thing to be encouraged by the inspired words of another human being… But it’s quite another when God Himself speaks!  And in verses 14-16 of Psalm 91 God Himself speaks!  Here’s what God says to those who love, reverence, and trust Him (in fact if that describes YOU, you can put your name in the Psalm)…

“Because [your name] holds fast to me in love, I will deliver [your name]!  I will protect them, because they know My name!  When they call to me, I will answer them!  I will be with them in trouble!  I will rescue them and honor them!  With long life I will satisfy them and show them my salvation!”

I just want you to know… This morning as I read Psalm 91, I heard the psalmist speak an inspired message… but more than that, I HEARD GOD SPEAK!  And I claimed His words as my own, personally!  I also claimed them for Sharon, my wife!  More than that, I claimed them for all those I love who are making the Lord their shelter, abiding place, refuge, fortress, protector and defense!  And if they’re not… I am praying that they will “cling to the Lord in love” and come to “know His name” [his person and character] personally!

Here’s one voice urging you to claim Psalm 91 for yourself!  Listen to the Psalmist’s inspired words in verses 1-13 – but do more than that; listen to the Lord speak directly to you in verses 14-16!

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