This week Kelly Beaumont shares some thoughts to encourage and empower us to get through the next seven days as she chooses a few songs to help us in our times of worship
When I think about who Jesus is to me, I can bring to mind all the times that have taught me that Jesus is my Father, my Provider, my Healer, my Deliverer, my Hope, my Faithful Friend, my Redeemer, my Saviour. The list is endless because Jesus is and always has been all these things and so much more to me.
If I were to think about one that stands out significantly throughout my life, I recall the many times where Jesus has been my Protector. He has guided my life & protected me in & from many situations. He has kept me in the most darkest times of my life. He has stood in the gap for me & has been my shield & strength.
I would like to take you to Psalm 91 (The Passion Translation)
Safe and Secure
1 When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai,
you are hidden in the strength of God Most High.
2 He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me,
the only God for me, and my great confidence.
3 He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy,
and he will protect you from false accusation
and any deadly curse.
4 His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you.
You can run under his covering of majesty and hide.
His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm.
5 You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night
nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you.
6 Don’t fear a thing!
Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you,
nor will the powers of evil launched against you.
7 Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed,
you will remain unscathed and unharmed.
8 You will be a spectator as the wicked perish in judgment,
for they will be paid back for what they have done!
9–10 When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High,
our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm.
How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us?
11 God sends angels with special orders to protect you wherever you go,
defending you from all harm.
12 If you walk into a trap, they’ll be there for you
and keep you from stumbling.
13 You’ll even walk unharmed among the fiercest powers of darkness,
trampling every one of them beneath your feet!
14 For here is what the Lord has spoken to me:
“Because you have delighted in me as my great lover,
I will greatly protect you.
I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.
15 I will answer your cry for help every time you pray,
and you will find and feel my presence
even in your time of pressure and trouble.
I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast.
16 You will be satisfied with a full life and with all that I do for you.
For you will enjoy the fullness of my salvation!”
As you read this, I encourage you to celebrate the times where He has protected you. Let it be a declaration over your life for whatever situation you find yourself in today. Let it also be a prophetic declaration over you & your family for the future & all its uncertainties.
He is your hiding place – A place of refuge. You can hide under the shadow of the almighty – He is the source of your protection. He defends you & conceals you, keeping you safe from the ever-changing climates of life.
I have added a new song to the play list this week. ‘Protector’ by Kim Walker Smith. I hope it ministers to you as it has done for me. I encourage you to keep declaring Psalm 91 over your lives. Remember God is your Protector. He stands beside you and covers you. He is strong & has your back. He’ll fight for you & never let you go. Amen!
Be blessed & have a great week xx