All I got is these words of encouragement from Psalm 91.
Sometimes, in the storms of life, all we can do is just hold on to something grounded & stable, & wait for the storms to pass.
Every one in a while, I feel like all I ever do is stay tied to some rock, & holding on, while the chaotic winds of life blow & buffet.
Maybe you feel that way sometimes, too?
Read these encouraging words with me today, & tighten that knot you tied around your waist, & hold on to that rock.
The storms will pass – we may be pretty beaten up – but all we got is the Rock to hold on to.
It ain't like there's anything or anyone else we can cling to!
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. (dan note: it's all about trust, isn't it? It always is.)
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 fear the dangers of 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."