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He Will Cover Me [Day 4]

Updated: Dec 11, 2022



One of the greatest and hardest lessons I've had to learn in this walk with Jesus so far, is to trust. Especially when everything surrounding me seems to be falling apart, or just uncertain for a time; it's always been hard to trust. Mainly, because prior to Jesus, I've always felt like I had to rely on myself to make my own miracles happen, and so it became "easier" to do everything myself.


I say "easier" with quotations because it may have logically made sense: if you don't put any expectations on others, you won't get disappointed. However, the cost of that was consistent exhaustion, unhealthy coping mechanisms, frequent break-downs or burn-outs; it wasn't effective or sustainable.


So when Jesus found me, and gave me true peace for the first time in my life; I felt desperate to keep it. At first it seemed easy, like I said in the last post, as if all my troubles had just fallen off the face the earth. But when the problems started rolling around again, I started desperately grasping for those fleeting moments of perfect peace.


In the grasping, I started losing sight of the One who brought me there in the first place. Not that I didn't pray, or read my Bible, or attend church, or do all the other religious activities; but my perspective of Him and myself shifted. As if I was waiting for the other shoe to drop, and it had finally arrived.


But see, it wasn't until the troubles came and my faith was challenged that I saw and tasted for myself the faithfulness of God. I saw and felt His comfort in the midst of my roller coaster. It wasn't until I got down in the mud, that I realized Jesus gets down in the mud right there with us. And for that, I would do all of the trials again. Because that was what my faith needed; to be able to see Jesus as a guiding light in the darkness, so I can trust Him.

 

So with that, as per usual, let's get into our Bible verse break down for today:


He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalms 91:4 NIV
He will cover you with his feathers; you will take refuge under his wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield. Psalms 91:4 CSB
He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Psalms 91:4 NLT
He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. Psalms 91:4 NKJV
He will cover you and completely protect you with His pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and a wall. Psalms 91:4 AMP

The Bible speaks a bunch about a refuge, fortress, shields, and armor; which reminds me of war. Which is absolutely the case! We're at war every single day, against the enemy and his plans, against our own selfish desires and toxic thought patterns, against the emotions that sometimes inspire us in unpredictable and harmful ways. We are truly at war, every day, and yet...


In the love letter that is God's Word we are told over and over again where to go when we need rest, security, protection, grace, love, strength, encouragement, joy, etc. This verse is a beautiful and well-needed reminder of the power of our Lord God, and also His promise to us.


Will life still be hard? Yes, but when it is we have a place where we go to be wrapped in the wings of our powerful Almighty God. Will there be times we feel like we might break? For sure, but God's faithfulness will be our shield, our armor, our protection; so we will not fall because Jesus already took the victory and He is faithful to remind us of that!


 

- Challenge -


For this challenge, I'd like for you to meditate on this verse. Read it over and over again until you memorize it. Make a note of what it means to you. Pray over it and ask God to give you wisdom, knowledge, discernment on how this relates to your life, and to your heart.


Look up each word and compare definitions, switch out some of the words with the synonyms if that helps give you a clearer picture of the verse. Compare the verse with the Hebrew definitions of the words and see what you come up with.


Better understanding the Scripture in different verbiage and translations gives you a broader picture of how to apply it to your daily life.


 

- Closing Prayer -


Father God, thank You for Your precious Word that allows us to have access to Your presence and get to know You better. We thank You, Lord God, for revealing Your heart to us so we would be able to become more like You. We thank You Lord for the breath in our lungs that allow us to breathe in Your goodness. We thank You for the day that You have prepared for us that already hold all that we need.


We pray, Lord God, for Your presence to be our craving, that we would wake up with a hunger for Your Word and for prayer, conversation with our Heavenly Father. We pray that You would reach down and comfort us in our times of trouble, so that we might begin to trust You, even in the mud, Lord God. We pray that You would open our hearts and cleanse our minds that we might receive Your Word in fresh new ways that would change our entire lives, Father God. We pray for You to search our hearts and remove anything that is not of You, Lord, anything that is creating a barrier between our faith and trust in You, Lord I ask that You remove and rebuke. Father God, we pray that Your protection and love would guard our hearts in mind, and allow us to experience Your rest and perfect peace in the midst of our circumstances. Lord God, we pray that more of You will be revealed to us.


We thank You for this Heavenly Father. We praise You and worship You and only You.


In Jesus' mighty name. Amen.

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