Sometimes the greatest day can turn into a day of sorrow. Just like that, in an instant, a smile can turn to a frown. But I know that my God is with me when I smile… and I know He’s with me when I frown… He’s with me when I jump with joy… and He’s with me when I’m drowning in tears… Life is beautiful with Him. Without Him, to me, Life is not worth living.
Years ago (I believe when I was a teenager or in college), Dad gave me Psalm 91 to read. I used to read it constantly on planes… traveling… whenever I was frightened and had a spirit of fear… It brings me peace every time I read it. If you’re ever in a state of fear or having an awful day, read this. Be reminded that He is always with us.
1 Whoever 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 say, “The LORD is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake 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 on 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 on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”