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What more do you need?

You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
    spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
    I trust in you and I’m safe!”

That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
    shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
    under them you’re perfectly safe;
    his arms fend off all harm.

Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
    not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
    not disaster that erupts at high noon.

Even though others succumb all around,
    drop like flies right and left,
    no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
    watch the wicked turn into corpses.

Yes, because God’s your refuge,
    the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
    harm can’t get through the door.

He ordered his angels
    to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
    their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
    and kick young lions and serpents from the path.

“If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
    “I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
    if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
    I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
    give you a long drink of salvation!” Psalm 91 MSG*

 This is what you need to hear!

 Sit down in God’s presence, spend time with Him and acknowledge He is your refuge! Don’t run scared. He has you. You are resting in His presence. Now it is light outside and you need to stand up and follow Him on the mountain path. It is narrow and there are lots of places for lions (big problems and little problems) and snakes (sneaky people and made up fears) to hide. But He has commanded His forces to protect you and to keep you safe. He promises.

 As a matter of fact, IF YOU HOLD ONTO HIM FOR DEAR LIFE, GET TO KNOW HIM AND TRUST HIM, He promises to: deliver you from trouble, protect you, answer you, comfort you, rescue you, give you long life and give you His life saving Grace.

 So get up and follow Him! Stop feeling sorry for yourself and grab ahold of His promises. A new day is dawning. He is in it with you! What more do you need?

*Scripture quotations marked MSG are taken from THE MESSAGE, copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. Used by permission of NavPress. All rights reserved. Represented by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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