It’s known as “the psalm of protection” and is oft times quoted. But on a recent morning, it was just one verse which stood out:
“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” (Psalm 91:4, NLT)
The imagery is one of an eagle who spreads her wings to keep her eaglets safe. In this one verse, I am reminded of God’s actions:
- God is our protection. We can trust in God’s protection. He will cover us. He will shelter us.
- It is God’s power which will keep us. He is the one doing all the action. We need not do anything but stay put with Him.
- His promises are faithful and sure. God will bring peace and joy as we remain with Him.
Tucked in the folds of the pages of my Bible was a poem I read years ago:
“A sovereign Protector I have.
Unseen, yet forever at hand.
Unchangeably faithful to save,
Almighty to rule and command.”
(Augustus M. Toplady)
This is our God – sovereign, unseen, unchangeable.
The Almighty One.