As Irene (the hurricane) threatens many of us on the east coast, and we find ourselves preparing and praying for discernement, safety, and wisdom, let’s remember the power of our Living God. My dear friend, Colleen, (a 79 year old saint) called me with this scripture. She told me that the Holy Spirit had urged her to tell me to pray this Psalm. This Psalm is not just for me. I feel it is for all of us in this storm’s path.
So wherever you are, whatever threatens you today, remember where you live. As children of God, we live in the shelter, the shadow, the refuge, and the fortress of the Most High– Elyon. This Hebrew word means, “To go up.”
I’m going to higher ground.
Much love and peace,
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.
Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His feathers
and under His wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by the day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
….If you make the Most High (Elyon) your dwelling
even the Lord, who is my refuge–
then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For He will command His angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
….”Because He loves me” says the Lord,
“I will rescue Him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges
He will call on me, and I will answer him.
I will be with him in trouble.
I will deliver him and honor him.”
“With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”