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It Is He Who Delivers You

January 30, 2019


It Is He Who Delivers You

Time and again through life,  we come upon times  of feeling trapped.     Whatever kind of trouble we’re in,  it just does not seem  like there is a way out.     And that is true.     As we look at our own ability,  or the ability of family and friends,  or the ability of professionals,  there is nothing  that can help.     There is no escaping.     We need a miracle!

Psalm 91:1-4  tells about  who can provide  that much-needed  miracle — and —  who receives such miracles.     It says,

He who dwells  in the shelter  of the Most High   
Will abide  in the shadow  of the Almighty.    
I will say  to the LORD,  “My refuge  and my fortress,   
My God,  in whom I trust!”   
For it is He  who delivers you  from the snare  of the trapper,   
And from  the deadly pestilence.   
He  will cover you  with His pinions,   
And under His wings   you may  seek refuge;   
His faithfulness  is a shield  and bulwark.

It’s probably easy to guess  that only the LORD God Almighty can provide the miracle  we need.     But,  how often do we think  about how God wants us  to be  while He is desiring  to help us?     There are some things we rightfully should be doing  as we seek God’s help.

First,  we should dwell  “in the shelter of the Most High”.      To dwell is to live.     Our daily living needs  to be a dependence upon  “the Most High”.     So, we are not to be treating the LORD God Almighty  only as a  “quick fix”  when we’re in trouble.     We need  to be treating God  with the respect  of looking up to Him  every day — as a small child looks up  to his father for help  every day.     We need  to spiritually  “dwell”  with God  as a child physically dwells  in his father’s house.     Our father’s house is a place  of safety,  love,  and peace.    It’s the place we love to be.     We need  to love being near God.

When  we dwell  “in the shelter of the Most High”,  we will be abiding  “in the shadow of the Almighty”.     To be in a shadow is to be very close  to something.     Let us always stay close  to our Lord  in all  of our living.

Finally,  God helps those  who sincerely say to Him,  “My refuge  and my fortress,  my God,  in whom I trust!”     God wants us  to totally trust Him  as our refuge,  fortress  and God.     Nothing else is to be a “god”  in our lives.     We are not  to be always running around elsewhere,  looking for a refuge and fortress.     Running to God Almighty  for all our needs  is to be foremost  in our lives,  because He is the only one  who can truly help.

When the psalmist lists all the ways  we need to be,  his reasoning  concludes,  FOR  it is He who delivers you…”     In all that happens to us,  for every time we have been rescued  from something,  it is God Almighty  who has rescued us — even  in the times  when we have  “forgotten”  to turn to Him.     He definitely is a God  of much mercy.     That  is WHY He deserves our constant service and devotion.

( I put the “FOR”  and  “WHY”  in capital letters because this message  in God’s word  is repeated  in many different ways throughout the Bible.     That  indicates  how very important it is  for us  to always remember this. )

Then  we say,  “Hallelujah!    LORD God Almighty,  You are my faithful and trustworthy refuge  and fortress.     Thank You for delivering me  in all my troubles,  so that I may bless Your holy name forever.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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