Selah Mode

[Journal Prompt] Safety in the Divine: Engage with the words of Psalm 91

Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

 

Safety in the Divine: Engage with the words of Psalm 91 and reflect on its message of trust, protection, and refuge. As you read through the psalm, contemplate times in your life when you’ve sought comfort and security.

How did you find solace, and what role did faith play in those moments?

Consider the imagery of God as a shelter and fortress.

Reflect on times when you’ve felt spiritually sheltered or supported during challenges.

How does the psalmist’s message resonate with your own experiences?

Write about ways you can cultivate a sense of trust and connection to something greater in your daily life.

How can you embrace the idea of finding refuge in the divine, even amidst uncertainties?

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