Psalm 91

By now if you have been reading my blog you know about Project Penny. Psalm 91 has always been a favorite of mine. Psalm 91:1 says, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” (NASB). I always considered Psalm 91:1 my spiritual 9-1-1. When we have an emergency we call 9-1-1. When I have a spiritual emergency I turn in my Bible to Psalm 91.

Psalm 91 is rich. It goes on to say in verses 5-10 what we will not be afraid of as we dwell with Him and seek refuge under His wings. Verses 11-16 tells us about angels and how they take charge over us. It also tells us how God will care for us and rescue us. When I am sad and have “the blues”, as my grandmother would say, I head for Psalm 91.

One day a few weeks ago I was feeling particularly down. Hey, who doesn’t some days? Opening my Bible I flipped the pages to Psalm 91 and what greeted me? A shiny penny! I could not believe my eyes. It was sitting nestled in the crease just waiting to be discovered. How did it get in there? Pouring my heart out to God I cried as I held the penny and was once again reminded to trust God especially on those days I felt like road kill.

I feel like that again today and once again I find myself at my spiritual 9-1-1. Thank you God for making a way for us to know You love us and carry us. You take care of us, shelter us, lift us up and You will answer us when we call. There is comfort in that. I give Jesus my broken heart and He holds it in His┬ácapable hands. Verse 2 says “My God in whom I trust.” Amen and amen.


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