Category: Encouragement

Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 26: Catch Up and Optional Lesson

Goodness! It’s already our last catch-up day! Take advantage of the chance to work on lessons you haven’t been able to complete. Here are a couple optional suggestions for you amazing few who have actually finished every lesson as I’ve posted them: Read and meditate on all the cross-references for Psalm 91:2. There is so much comfort and assurance in these verses! Read Psalms 90, 91, and 92 all in […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 25: Treading on the Serpent

The devil wants us to think God isn’t keeping His promises when He allows us to suffer. But God called His own Son to suffer — for us — and His Son trusted Him all the way to the cross. He knew that the Father’s plan was good. Thinking of Psalm 91:11-12 and of Satan’s misuse of it when Jesus was tempted in the wilderness, the old gospel song, He […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 24: Satan and Psalm 91

When we’re dwelling in the shelter of the Most High, we trust Him, knowing that no real evil can befall us, because God is always using whatever He allows in our lives for our good and His glory. As we saw yesterday in the additional comments in Treasury of David, God even uses dangers in order to protect us. He uses lesser evils to protect us from greater ones. Spending a few nights […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 23: No Evil

We looked yesterday at the bold statements of Psalm 91:7-8. Thousands may be falling all around us, but it will not come near those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High. Not only will those who trust God be preserved in the midst of calamity, but they are assured that they will indeed witness the judgment of the wicked. Let’s continue with verses 9 and 10 today. What […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 22: Really?

We’ve come to the hard parts of Psalm 91. What do we do with verses like this one? “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.” And what about verse 10? “No evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent.” They are wonderful words, but how do we reconcile them with the reality […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 21: No Fear

  Yesterday we looked at God’s faithfulness — the shield and bulwark that protects us in every circumstance, as we place our trust in Him . (I’ve revised the last two or three paragraphs of yesterday’s lesson. You might want to go back and read those, if you had a hard time understanding my comments.) Today we’re going to look at some of the results of trusting God’s faithfulness and […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 20: Shield

Think about the two main metaphors for God that we’ve seen in Psalm 91. He is a fortress, high on a hill, strong, impenetrable, a refuge to run to when threatened. But He’s also a bird, covering its young with its feathers, tender and protective. Timothy Keller, in Songs of Jesus, observes, “It is on the cross where we see the absolute righteous power and the tender, sacrificial love of God […]

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30 Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 17: Trust

God isn’t just a refuge, and He’s not just a fortress. The psalmist says he’s “my refuge, my fortress, my God in whom I trust.” He is the Most High, a high fortress on a high hill, invincible, and ready to protect us.  We can trust Him. Assignment: Pray that God will reveal Himself to you and use His Word to build your trust in Him as you study. Then return to Blue Letter Bible and open Psalm 91. We’re […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 16: A Fortress

Today we get to look at the word fortress! I’ve been looking forward to this! What a picture of God’s strength and protection! Assignment: Pray for the Holy Spirit to do His changing work in your heart as you study today. Start by reading all of Psalm 91, testing yourself as you go. How much of the chapter can you recite by now? Remember, the goal is to memorize this entire psalm. […]

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Thirty Days in Psalm 91 for Busy Mamas, Day 15: A Refuge

Now that we’ve tiptoed into the world of Blue Letter Bible, we’re going to start using a few more of its tools today. The imagery used in Psalm 91 gives us plenty to meditate on as we study. Assignment: Pray for God’s guidance and wisdom as you study today. Then open Blue Letter Bible and go to Psalm 91. Scroll down to verse 2 and open the interlinear tool. (Do you remember […]

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