1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
And those who know your name put their trust in You, for You O Lord have not forsaken those who seek You
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
I have cast my anchor in the port of peace knowing that present and future are in nail pierced hands.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Thou art so good, wise, just, holy that no mistake is possible to Thee
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
Teach me that if I do not live a life that satisifies Thee, I shall not live a life that will satisfy myself.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the Lord, who is my refuge—
If we believe in Jesus, it’s not what we gain, but what He pours through us…it’s not that God makes us beautifully rounded grapes, but that he squeezes the sweetness out of us…
10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
If the Son of God is formed in us by regeneration, He will press forward in front of our common sense and change our attitude to the things about which we pray.
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
The Law disciplines, educates and convicts us driving us out of ourselves to Jesus Christ
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
For we are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
God doesn’t ask us to do the things that are easy to us naturally; He only asks us to do the things that we are fitted to do by His grace and the cross will come along that line always.
16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
How I praise you Lord Jesus for the places you are moving me, for the way that you are squeezing me…may I be a grape in your hands and not a marble…that Your sweetness will squeeze out from me and that I might not escape.