Thursday, January 29, 2009

So Strong!

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling— even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."

This is a favorite psalm in Mexico. I would compare it to Psalm 23 in the States..."Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil..."

Over the past week I've trusted in the promises of this psalm. The promises that God is strong and will never fail us. This past week, the spiritual darkness has become more real to us. People have been telling us story after story about their experiences with spirits here. Everyone has a story. And they all believe. Spiritual warfare is real here. One of the pastors we work with lives in a house where many people have seen or experienced the prescence of demons.

But I can't say it's dangerous. Because we have God on our side. And he is STRONG. And when you read this psalm you know that there's nothing to fear. Because as many demons as there are here, there are so many more angels protecting us and fighting on our side.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Thinking of you today, Sarah!