Thursday, December 9, 2010

Why I Believe in God

Some of my ever so faithful followers may remember me reading a book several months ago called Confessions of a Prayer Slacker. After reading the book, I embarked on a new prayer journey which involved reading scripture every morning. I started with the Psalms. There are 150 psalms total and this morning I read Psalm 91. Psalm 91 is the reason I believe in God. It is the summed up version of why I feel my life is better spent worshiping Him, rather than living for myself. It is why I choose to follow Him day after day, even if that road isn't the easy one.

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,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
"Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

So powerful that I had to share it.


A Bride In Boots said...

Good stuff, my friend. My favorite part? "He will cover you with his feathers,and under his wings you will find refuge..." Naturally. Love that image. So glad you shared!

Allison said...

Thank you for sharing!