Sunday, June 29, 2008

Comfort from Above

Psalm 90
The Protection of the Most High

He will shade you with his wings; you will not fear the terror of the night.
He who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells under the shade of the Almighty.
He will say to the Lord: “You are my shelter and my strength, my God, in whom I trust”.
For he will free you from the hunter’s snare, from the voice of the slanderer.
He will shade you with his wings, you will hide underneath his wings.
His faithfulness will be your armour and your shield.
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day;
nor the plague that walks in the shadows, nor the death that lays waste at noon.
A thousand will fall at your side, at your right hand ten thousand will fall, but you it will never come near.
You will look with your eyes and see the reward of sinners.
For the Lord is your shelter and refuge; you have made the Most High your dwelling-place.
Evil will not reach you, harm cannot approach your tent;
for he has set his angels to guard you and keep you safe in all your ways.
They will carry you in their arms in case you hurt your foot on a stone.
You walk on the viper and cobra, you will tread on the lion and the serpent.
Because he clung to me, I shall free him: I shall lift him up because he knows my name.
He will call upon me and for my part, I will hear him: I am with him in his time of trouble.
I shall rescue him and lead him to glory.
I shall fill him with length of days and show him my salvation.

2 comments:

Mibsy said...

Hello Esther, I've been stopping by and reading your blog for a week or two and thought I should leave a comment and introduce myself. I love this Psalm and it was a perfect reading to start my day. You are doing such a good job with your blog!
Well, you are welcome to stop by and visit my blog which is about this and that in my life, I am hoping my faith will show through in small ways even though it is not expressly (if that's the word, its early!) stated. Take care and God bless!

Esther said...

Welcome, Mibsy! Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

I'm glad God used this psalm to touch your heart as He did mine. It was part of yesterday's Compline (night prayers), and for me was the perfect infusion of our Lord's strength and comfort at just the right time.