Sitting with the Shepherd
"I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence." (Psalm 91:2–3, NKJV)
The world that we live in today can frighten even the bravest of human hearts. As much as we hate to admit it, we are finite human beings and will never arrive at a place where we can handle the dangers that threaten our earthly existence. Terrorism, persecution, violence and crime threaten Christians and unbelievers alike. None are exempt. Natural disasters and disease can come upon us in an instant and at a time when we least expect them. As disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ there is a cause to much of what threatens us from without. He is the supreme terrorist who has declared war on all who choose to serve God and give their allegiance to Him. The Bible declares that he walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he can devour. The psalmist discovered that true refuge and safety is found not in a place but in a person. His Name is Jesus Christ. Emphatically he states, as can you and I, "My God, in Him I will trust."
Questions for Personal Reflection or Discussion
1. What is the one threatening thing that makes you tremble a little inside when it is mentioned?
2. Disciples of Jesus Christ have an enemy who walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. How has this affected you personally?"
3. What is it that you have yet to fully trust Christ with so that you can enjoy true security?
My God in heaven Whom I am privileged to call "Abba Father" blessed be Your Holy Name. I confess that this world that we live in can be frightening and I can find absolutely no security apart from you. I thank You that even though threats to my life are many and my enemy fierce, "greater is He Who lives in me than he who lives in this world. Thank you for being my God Whom I can trust. Amen