He will call upon 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.” Psalm 91:15-16 (NIV)
What have I shown to you? You have shown me your salvation. What does that mean to you? That’s a very large and broad question that I understand more today than yesterday but less than I will tomorrow. Why is that? You are showing me that my salvation in you is new every day. Let’s talk about some of what I have shown to you. Where should I start? You can start wherever you like.
You have shown me that there is no place that I would rather be than in your presence. Why is that? In your presence I can draw near to you as you draw near to me. In your presence I can come to know you. In your presence I can hear your voice as you also hear mine. We can talk about anything. I can lay my fears, worries and troubles at your feet. In your presence I can rest and be at peace. Yes, you can. What else have I shown you?
You have shown me that I am never alone. You are with me to help me. You are my refuge, fortress, strength and deliverer. You have been a shield of protection around me. Will you never experience, pain, suffering and loss in this life? Oh, I have experienced all of those. I know that this is a broken and sin filled world. I also know that you have always been with me when I have been broken hearted. You have wept when I have wept. You have carried me when I could walk no further. You have healed me when I have been hurt. Yes, I have. What else have I shown you?
You have shown me the path of life. I could have wandered away from you in a thousand different ways. You have guarded, guided and protected my life. You have kept me walking in your ways. You have given me a heart and desire to want to know your will and walk in your ways. You have filled me with a hunger and thirst for you that will never be completely satisfied. I will always want to know and love you more. Yes, you will. What else have I shown to you?
You have shown me that you hear and answer my prayers. You are not distant. You are not far away. You are not remote and removed from me. You are not too busy or distracted to hear from me when I call out to you. You are worthy of all my faith and trust. I can rely on you to lead, guard, guide and protect me throughout life. You will answer me when I call. You will be with me when I am in trouble. You will deliver me when I need your help. You will satisfy me with more than I can imagine as I live with you in this life of salvation that you have given to me. Yes, I will.
Father, thank you for the peace and rest I have as I dwell in your presence. You have been my refuge, fortress and strength. You have been with me to help me throughout life. I will live without fear as I trust in and rely on you. Amen
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