Psalm 91:4-8 – Do Not Fear

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.

~ Psalm 91:4-8

All of the verses in this Psalm are very important to me, but these 4 passages stand out to me and are dear to my heart. You see, I spent a lot of time overseas while serving in the United States Army. I completed 3 tours to Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan. Let me be the first to tell you that prayer works. At times, when all felt lost and dark, I swear I could hear my mother’s voice praying for my safe return and this feeling of comfort would come over me. Just as it is written, it felt like a shield, a bubble, cloak there are 100 ways to say protected. She always asked me to read this Psalm and know that there is nothing to fear while your heart is guided by the Lord. No matter what your battle in your life is: Physical, Mental, or Spiritual, just let the Lord in and guide you and you to will have this feeling of comfort that you are here for a greater purpose. Even though darkness surrounds us every day in many forms, if you truly embrace the love that the Lord has to offer, you too shall have this shield and refuge that only those who choose to walk in the light can truly embrace.

~Horacio Berrones

Horacio Berrones

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