Words from the Heart for Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
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.
Psalm 91:9-10 (NIV)
The Blessings of Trusting in the Lord
The border between the US and Canada has been shut to tourist traffic since the end of March. A poll released last May explains why. Some 66 per cent of Canadian residents who participated said they are worried about COVID-19 cases arriving in Canada from the U.S., while only 19 per cent of U.S. respondents felt the same way about the novel coronavirus travelling south. The majority of Canadians don’t trust that if the border reopened, COVID-19 cases wouldn’t increase in Canada.
Trust is vital in maintaining a good relationship with someone else. Marriages often crumble when trust is lost. Our relationship with the Lord Jesus is completely based on trust. And when we trust the Lord for forgiveness and redemption, our lives are transformed and the blessings of God come our way. The Psalmist David understood this and wrote in Psalm 91:9-10: “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.” What a great promise. When we trust the Lord, and make Him our refuge from all that life throws our way, we are protected from the power of the enemy of our souls. The picture David uses here of making God our dwelling is a beautiful one. It has been said “there is no place like home” because it is a place of refuge. David uses this idea in a spiritual sense in our relationship with the Lord. When we trust Him, and He becomes our spiritual dwelling, He protects us from the enemy and helps us to walk in victory. How is the Lord Jesus your dwelling place today?
These have been words from the heart.