Psalm 91: 1-7
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.
How’s that for a wonderful promise? I especially like verses 6 and 7 and even more so after last week.
So on Tuesday I went to my neurologist. He pronounced my brain tumors stable. Wonderful news! And then on Friday I went to my family doctor. Not so good news. According to my blood work, I may have some serious issues with my kidneys. To say I was shocked is an understatement. I wasn’t happy–at all!
I had a choice–trust God or panic. In other words, stand firm or fall.
It’s the same choice we all face at many times in our lives. It may be because of your own medical diagnosis. Or because of life circumstances that you can’t change. Or because of your children or other family members’ choices. The truth is life can be very difficult–and then it can get even more difficult!
I admit I was in a bit of a funk on Friday and Saturday. But after reading and rereading this verse several times, God’s peace and hope descended on me. That is the supernatural power of God’s Word. No matter what situation you’re facing, you can find peace and joy and hope in God’s Word. God’s Word truly is a light upon my path. (yes, that’s another Bible verse.)
2 Corinthians 1: 20 tells us that all of God’s promises are yes, and amen through Christ. Don’t you just love that? Yes and amen! I don’t know what the end diagnosis is going to be but I do know that God loves me and I can trust Him.
Because of that, I can and will stand firm!