Under His Wings I Trust Psalm 91.4

#371  Under His Wings I Trust   Psalm 91.4

My week presented me with challenges to trust.  Or more accurately, MY LORD presented me with challenges to trust Him in this week!

Psalm 91 became a touchstone and my prayer on behalf of others in Christ and their challenges and in my own.

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress; my God; in him will I trust.”  Psalm 91:2

This is what I choose to proclaim in the moment of my vulnerability, in regard to the God who keeps His promises.

He is my shelter; He is my impenetrable defense;  my Powerful God, He has committed to use His power on my behalf;

This is the One I trust:  {Strong’s #982:  to hie (or go quickly) for refuge] with the result of being confident and sure.

Psalm 91:4  “He shall cover or entwine thee with his feathers and under his wings shalt thou trust” [#2620, or flee for protection].

He covers us with his feathers, and we are under his wings.  This is an allusion to the mother-bird’s abiding protection of her chicks in their state of vulnerability.  He is our Abba Father.  Romans 8:15.

“Abba” is the word framed by the lips of infants, and betokens unreasoning trust;  “father” expresses an intelligent apprehension of the relationship… Vines

This description of Abba Father reflects not only the character of our faith, but also the character of our God.  As the Father He is able to deal with our areas of immaturity and need for growth;  My Abba is ready to help me up as I learn to walk and then to run; My Abba is my support in times of great vulnerability.  He is also the Father of the spiritual depths of understanding he reveals to us.  He is the Father of the serious tests of commitment, the life challenging stands we must take for Him, even unto death.

“His truth, [#571, His stability, his trustworthiness, his faithfulness] is my shield [#6793:  a hook as pointed, a large shield as if guarding by prickliness} and my buckler [#5507] my large surrounding buckler; He is my wall of surrounding protection.  Psalm 91:4

Psalm 91:5  I will not be afraid for the sudden alarm by night, nor for the piercing that causes wounds by day, nor for the destroying plague that walks in darkness, nor for the ruin that devastates in broad daylight.   (Paraphrase based on Strong’s word definitions)  Satan’s attempts to trip us up know no time limit:  day, night, dark, broad daylight.  But the Protection of our Heavenly Father is surpassingly constant and infinitely more wise and powerful.

“ I turn my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come?

My help comes from the LORD, maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot give way;  your guardian will not slumber;

See, the guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps!

The LORD is your guardian, the LORD is your protection at your right hand.

By day the sun will not strike you, nor the moon by night.

The LORD will guard you from all harm;

He will guard your life.

The LORD will guard your going and coming now and forever.”  Psalm 121 Tanakh

In the midst of sudden alarm, in the midst of the arrows that wound, in the midst of the destruction in darkness and the devastation in broad daylight, I know Who you Are, my Shelter, My Impenetrable defense, My Powerful God, My Father, My Abba.

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