This psalm wonderfully reassures anyone facing the sickness or death of a loved one, time in prison, or some other great loss. When you have the opportunity, read this psalm aloud as a prayer for yourself or someone who needs help. It will bring great comfort, encouragement, and peace.

God shelters and protects us when we are afraid, sick, or in deep trouble. The writer’s faith in the almighty God as his protector would carry him through all of life’s dangers and fears. This is a picture of how we should trust God—trading all our fears for faith in him, no matter how intense they may be. To do this, we must “live” and “rest” with him (91:1). By entrusting ourselves to his protection and pledging our daily devotion to him, we acknowledge that he will keep us safe.

[1]Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
[2] This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.

[3] For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.

[4] He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

[5] Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.

[6] Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.

[7] Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.

[8] Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.

[9] If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter,

[10] no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.

[11] For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.

[12] They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.

[13] You will trample upon lions and cobras; you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

[14] The LORD says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name.

[15] When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them.

[16] I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”

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