He Will

“For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” – Psalm 91:3-4

“God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.” I’ve heard this statement many a time either from a relative or friend, or a call and response in church. It’s a true statement, no if’s, and’s, or but’s: God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good. I know for myself that He is good, faithful, and cares for us beyond our comprehension. For example, I had an in-home accident in March, where I lost consciousness, fell, and hit the back of my head on the floor. There was no medical reason given for what made me pass out, but that’s exactly what happened. The pain in my head was what woke me up, leaving me staring at the ceiling confused and scared. By the Lord’s grace and mercy, I got up and climbed into bed, and did what some medical experts caution against (some surprisingly don’t): I went to sleep.

I remember literally crying out to God to save me before my eyes closed, to allow me to wake up the next morning. Six hours later, I did wake with a slight headache that grew worse enough for a trip to the hospital. (Thank God for friends that drop whatever they’re doing to come help us in need!) A few hours later, I was back home with a sprained wrist and a highly suspected concussion even though there were nothing showing on the CT scan. And after all that to now, I am very grateful that the Lord heard and answered my cry. See, I know the injury could have been far worse. The danger inside my head was very much present and unseen- except by the Lord. Falling asleep instead of staying up that night was a present danger, too, and the Lord protected me through it all the same. I may never know what triggered the pass out in the first place, but I do know that God confirmed (again) the Psalmist’s words:

“For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.” – Psalm 91:3-4

I love that the writer chose the word “will” and not “may”. God’s deliverance of His children from who or what troubles them is an absolute, not a possibility. It is a guarantee, a promise, and if we know nothing else about God, we know He is a promise keeper. In fact, He is the ultimate promise keeper, whose word never returns to Him void. There is so much evidence in Scripture and our own lives that support this. I mean, look at David’s life alone, from shepherd to king. Just when his enemies thought they had them, God stepped in and blocked them. My fall could have been stopped by the tiled floor, but instead it ended on carpet. The pain, disorientation, imbalance, and memory issues could have lasted longer than a few days. The fowler that was the injury could have had me, but the Lord brought me through.

If His Word says He will do something, best believe He will.

It’s important to really know and understand this fact about God, because there are plenty of voices physically and spiritually that try to convince us otherwise. They try introducing doubt, as if all the other times the Lord has delivered us were just flukes. They try swaying us to believe that this time might the one where God says, “Nah, I’m gonna sit this one out.” And because these voices or forces know how to worm their way into our minds and hearts, they find the path of least resistance, sneak in, and trap us in a lack of faith and fear. However, what they still don’t know is just how much more powerful the One who created us is, how much wiser He is, and how faithful He is to honor His word of protection and deliverance. There is no snare or pestilence, no circumstance or situation, that is beyond the Lord’s power to overcome on the behalf of His children. He loves us way too much to let that happen. I know for sho’ that God loves me, and that He protected me from serious harm.

Look at what He’s done for you in the last 3 months, 3 weeks, or even 3 days. Look at what had you bound, then look at what the Lord did to set you free. Whether it was spiritual, emotional, physical, mental, financial – whatever it was, look at how He moved on your behalf.

He heard your prayer, your cry, and He answered.
Never forget: whatever comes your way, remember the Word of God. Remember the absolute, the guarantee, the promise in it. Because the Lord will do, for you.

Prayer: Lord, we love and appreciate You for being a God- the God—of Your word. Thank You for Your protection and prevention from dangers seen and unseen. Thank You for being stronger that the snares and traps that would harm us. I pray that You show Your power and mercy to those who are crying out to You now, looking for that breakaway, that breakthrough. I pray that You move in a mighty way to set them free, to heal their bodies and transform their minds. I pray that through Your deliverance they step fully and confidently into their season of new life, peace, joy, and blessings. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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M. S. Nelms

Full disclosure: I am very much a work in progress. Some days I knock it out of the proverbial park, and others I strike right on out. But whether I connect with or miss whatever life throws at me, I’m following the Lord’s call, learning and growing along the way.

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