Friday, February 28, 2014
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Last summer The Lord allowed me to visit nature like I had never experienced or seen before... All while working at the bank :)
The Curry Branch has the most beautiful view from the drive thru window. It over looks a farm house with a big beautiful tree in the front yard. It is a common sight to see bunnies hopping or deer galloping throughout the wide open field.
It was not common and very unexpected to see a bird nest being built in the middle of a business! In the middle of concrete, yellow poles, the ATM, loud crashing sounds as the bank tubes fall down and the first window drawer pulling in and out as the customers come and go...yet the birds built their nest at the bank and not on the farm.
Morning after morning as I pulled the shades up to open the bank, two little birds were seen singing and hard at work! Seven days went by and it seemed to me to be finished; the nest looked great but the little birds continued to work and build it higher and higher!
Three full weeks had passed when Mama bird rested in her home and Daddy bird watched as he perched proudly on the ATM! The baby birds were born and it was amazing for the entire staff to sneak a peek during work days to see what would unfold.
Day after day the birds were provided for and each day I would wonder if it would be the day they would take flight. Each one took their own journey as their parents watched with caution. At first they stayed very close to home as they would fly and land on different ledges around the bank until one day one flew off and never returned and the others were quick to follow.
The Lord showed me so many beautiful things through out this experience. Lessons to be shared and lessons that I need to apply to my own life!
SOMETIMES in life we might find ourselves on the other side of the track of perfection. Maybe we would rather be living on the farm; God perfects that which concerneth us. (Psalms 138:8)
ALWAYS in life be happy and content! The birds built in the middle of chaos but they still sang praises to God each morning. (Psalms 100:1-2)
SOMETIMES in life we work very hard but God wants us to go higher and higher! The birds never gave up so don't you! (1 Corinthians 15:57)
And ALWAYS in life people take different journeys. Each bird took a different path but in the end they all learned to fly. Be patient with fellow Christians. Remember babies in real life cry and have to be carried. So do baby Christians!
On a hot Summer day, four baby birds ended up at the bank in a nest and The Lord God Almighty provided for their every need!
How do I know The Lord loves us, will provide for us and will do the same for His children as He did for the birds? READ (Matthew 6:26)
BESIDES............................................A LITTLE BIRDIE "TAUGHT" ME SO!!
Pamela Britt Malone
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This was the verse of the day today on the You version bible app. This verse is one of those that doesn't really need much elaboration because it really speaks for itself. However, that has never stopped me before so here we go.
This is a lesson that I repeatedly teach to my kids and try to live by myself. I feel this is a key principle in being a Christian. When you live your life with this verse dictating your actions you are living for Jesus and letting His light shine through you!
Some times it can seem like you have planted so many good seeds but the harvest is taking so long to come! This happens a lot. That's why patience is a virtue.
When our church family's spiritual leader and patriarch, Bill Britt, takes up the offering on Sunday mornings he often speaks of this principle. "Seed, time, and harvest" But he always emphasizes the word time. It's important for us to understand that it takes time before we can harvest the fruit of the good seeds we plant. If we do good deeds and expect immediate return then we will be disappointed.
The best way to approach this is live everyday doing good things in the name of Jesus. But don't do it expecting a return. If you ask me doing good things for others is reward enough in itself. The return blessings will come, but how much sweeter will they be when you're not sitting there waiting on and expecting them?!
Our God is a just and faithful God. He will always see your good deeds and reward them justly. Always do good things to glorify God and further his kingdom and your harvest will always be more bountiful and wonderful than you can imagine!
Thank you for reading my devotion! I hope it blessed you in some way! If you would like to contact me for prayer, discussion, or support please feel free to email me at email@example.com
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness, Lord."
I know you know today is a new day. Today is different from yesterday. It's Tuesday, not Monday. We are one day closer to the weekend. We have reached one date higher on the calendar. Isn't it funny though, how sometimes a new day feels the same as the day we had before?
Sometimes life gets a little mundane, a little boring. We get stuck in a pattern at work and at home and in our relationships. We feel the same every single day. Nothing changes. We get stuck.
God's Word tells us we don't have to live in a rut. He tells us that regardless of circumstances or appearances, He makes all things new, and He does it every morning.
Every day when we wake up, God replinishes His mercy in our lives. He says, "Good morning My child. I don't care what yesterday looked like. I have something new for you today." His love is unending, and His mercies are always renewed.
We have a promise from God that not every day has to be the same. Are you tired of the mundane? Did you need out of your rut? Then fill yourself with the Word of God. Invite His Holy Spirit to be a part of your life, and remember that with God, every day is truly new.
Monday, February 24, 2014
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Then he took the staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag and with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.
I work in a busy place sometimes! So busy at times it's hard to think. Ever been there?
It was a crazy day in the banking business.The New Year had started, lots of new rules were set in place and when the bank opened, customer after customer after customer came one after the other in my Drive Thur Lane!
My coworker came to work that morning happy and feeling great! Hour after hour she kept sneezing, coughing, dripping, eyes itching and seemed to be getting sicker by the minute!
She said over and over all morning long... "I wonder what is making me sick?"
All day the other coworkers analyzed her problem! Someone made the comment that "it was just that time of the year for germs and hoped she was not coming down with the flu." Another said, "your body's just worn down" and the statement was made that she really needed to leave work and go straight to the doctor!
AND... GUESS WHAT I SAID? Yes, with words of encouragement, love and over 40 years of Christian wisdom, I said......"I'm sorry!"
REALLY??? THAT'S ALL I HAD TO SAY???? Only two little words of...I'm sorry... came out of this mouth?
Not... I love you and I am praying for you or by Jesus's stripes you are healed or you can do all things through Christ? Nope ... All I could think to say in all of my busyness was... I'm sorry :(
Of course I had prayed and ask God to touch her and of course I felt terrible for her but the fact remained that I was entirely too busy to be quiet and listen to God! Honestly, I was caught up in the heavy workload and solely focusing on taking care of business.
By three o'clock my coworkers nose was pouring, eyes were watering uncontrollably when a young lady in the bank blurts out..."I wonder if the big plant setting beside you on the counter is causing the problem?"
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? BINGO!!!! THE GIANT WAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF OUR FACE THE ENTIRE TIME!! WE WERE TOO BUSY TO SEE IT!
The plant was delivered to the bank as a gift. It was beautiful and set on the counter for all customers to see! Once it was taken down, sat across the room, and 15 minutes had passed...there were positively no symptoms of struggle to be found! No coughing, no dripping, no itching! My coworker was perfectly fine! Amazing!
SO MANY LIFE LESSONS TO BE LEARNED!!!
As Christians we must be aware of the devil, his plans to destroy our lives, his plans to stop us from ministering and the beauty he sets before us so that we will focus on worldly pleasures and not on the things of God!
I think everyone is too busy in life today! Too busy to take the time to listen to the small quiet voice of God and too busy with the craziness all around us to take time to STAND ON HIS PROMISES!!!
Fasting is a good way to start anew! Fasting if directed by God will get your heart quickly connected to HIS heart and to the spiritual place that you need to be!
My Pastor preached a sermon that was titled: TRUE FASTING! His sermon really hit home for me. I was struggling that Sunday with a burden and it felt like the BIGGEST GIANT EVER!!! I was reminded that fasting was MY answer! Fasting got me to the place where I realized that I can do nothing but I know MY GOD CAN DO IT ALL!!!
One must listen for God's direction before any GIANT can be removed from your path! Pastor Anthony said, "Fasting is not a choice it's a responsibility! It does not move God but it sure will move you!" I agree.
FIND YOUR GIANT!!!!!!!!!
GOD WILL HELP YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pamela Britt Malone
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Life is all about choices. Everyday we are faced with hundreds of them. What to wear? What to eat? Where to go? But the most important choice is who to love. I'm not talking about who to love as our mate or friend or family member. I'm talking about choosing between God and the world. Will we love God or will we love the world? Will we live for God or will we live for the world?
I.John 2:15 tells us that if we make the choice to love the world that the love of our Father is not in us. To me this is crystal clear. There is NO WAY we can say that we love our Father but live a life that is disobedient to His word. We can not serve two masters. (Matt. 6:24) We can not as the old saying goes "straddle the fence". The choice to love the world will lead us into dangerous territory. As we see in verse 16, the world is full of lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, pride of life. None of these is of The Father. Sadly, many of us will say that we love the Father but live like we love the world.
The truth is to choose the world may be the easy way. Don't we all just really want to fit in? Be like everyone else so they like us and don't think us strange. Isn't it easier to just go along with the crowd than to stand up and say NO that is not pleasing to God. To God there is no big or little sin. Sin is sin.
It's amazing to me the things that people who say they love The Father will tolerate or think nothing of. For example, everyday I hear stories about or see for myself married people flirting with single or married people or single people flirting with someone else husband or wife. Besides that fact that this is disrespectful to the person's spouse, it is disrespectful and disobedient to The Word of God. AND it can lead to destruction of many lives. The list could go on and on with things that we tolerate just to make life easy.
Now, am I saying that we should all be perfect??? No!! There has only ever been one perfect man and that is Jesus. Each of us will sin everyday. What I'm talking about is saying we love The Father but living in darkness. Whether we like it or not if we have ever told anyone that we are a Christian they are watching us. Think about it. They are watching to see if our life reflects what we have spoken out of our mouth.
So, today let me encourage anyone who may have been loving the world a little to much lately. It's not to late to change your choice and love God. Pastor Ant always says "no mater how fast or far you think you have run from God, if you stop and turn around He is right there."
This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. I would love to hear your comments.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I have often struggled with the question of whether or not turning the other cheek meant we we're suppose to be pushovers. Apparently the general consensus is yes, we should be. However, the more I read the gospels and get to know Jesus and the way He approached those who opposed Him the more convinced I an that the general consensus is wrong.
I'm not a bible scholar by any means. All I can do is take the scriptures how the Holy Spirit reveals them to me. And to be honest it never sets well with my Spirit when I allow myself to be used as a door may even when it is the name of Jesus. I am a very non-confrontational person. This along with not being able to tell people "No", being a Christian, and walking in love, people always pick up on and repeatedly take advantage of it. When I allow this to happen it usually results in my mind running rampant in what I should say or do or how wrong they are doing me and I am always left feeling angry and cynical. This can not be what God intended when he told us to love all and turn the other cheek.
I have been doing some real soul and bible searching about the answer to this conundrum. But no matter how much I read and interpret scriptures my spirit keeps referring me back to Jesus himself.
In Luke chapter 13 Jesus repeatedly takes up for Himself. In verse 13 He heals a woman on the sabbath and in 14 the ruler of the synagogue tries to condemn Jesus for doing work on the sabbath and in verses 15 and 16 Jesus lets them have it. He takes up for Himself and His actions. In the same chapter is Jesus is condemned and threatened by Pharisees when they tell Him to leave the land because Herod will kill Him. Then again in verses 32-33 He tells them how it is and what they can do about.
These are only two examples of Jesus standing up for Himself and not being a wimp or a pushover! I believe when the bible tells us to turn the other cheek it means just that. It, however, does not tell us to cower or turn and run away. It says to stand there in the face of what ever it may be that keeps delivering blows to you. I believe that when people mistake our (Christian's) kindness for weakness and begin to take advantage of our love, if we let them do so with out going to them in love and correct them that we are enabling their sin and dependency. This not only damages them greatly hut ourselves as well. It causes us to become cynical and to not want to help people and love people the way that Christ intended for us to do.
Again, I am not a bible scholar or a preacher. All I can do is take the scriptures as The Lord reveals them to me through the filter of what ever situation I am dealing with at the time. And that is what I do. I hope that this devotion had blessed you in some way. Thank you for reading. I welcome your comments and if you would like to connect with me directly my email is email@example.com
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.
Lately the subject of weight has been on my mind. My youngest daughter; the baby of the family is getting married in less than four months on June 7, 2014! I only need to loose 15 pounds by her wedding date but the battle has been a loosing one so far.
How can this be? I am surely not a perfect Christian but being upright before Christ is the upmost of importance to me personally.
I don't drink. I don't smoke. Cussing for me is saying words like shoot or crap. And I must say... I'm not proud of myself when I use that language because that is just out of my character.
SO WHY IS THE THOUGHT OF LOOSING WEIGHT TERRIFYING AND SEEMS TO BE TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR SOMEONE I CONSIDER STRONG IN THE LORD?
It is a little thing that is VERY BIG in my life and it is called my flesh!!
Eight years ago my oldest daughters got married and my baby that is soon to be a bride was only eighteen years old! When I look back to the year of 2006, I had two daughters getting married seven months apart, the youngest daughter graduating from High School and starting College and a surprise letter from the IRS stating I was getting audited!!! Maybe that could be a slight clue of why I was 15 pounds lighter!! LOL!
I know I am a very disciplined person in other areas of my life... so... why is this so difficult?
Just like your own children or family member or mate or whoever it may be knows the exact button to push so that you will give in ....the devil knows those EXACT buttons also!
The devil as scrawny as he is has been around this earth the entire time! He knows the word of God too! Sometimes I think people forget that MAJOR INFORMATION!!!
Satan is sitting around waiting to attack us at the perfect time when we are at our weakest point! Often times when I feel the battle is starting to be won, someone will bring me fresh baked cookies!!!
REMINDER TO MYSELF AND TO YOU..... DON'T GIVE UP!!!
As Christians we can pray all day long but if we don't fight back with actions, the battle will always be at a loss. I can pray and God WILL help me with temptation but until I quit putting candy and junk food in my body, I will not loose the pounds that I so desire.
I am older, have more wrinkles, have grayer hair, heavier than normal and to be quiet honest more insecure than I ever was when I walked down the isle eight years ago as my first time to be the Mother of The Bride!
No matter the circumstances the fact remains that MY God has given me all the things in life to reach out and conquer this addiction but I am THE ONE that must follow through!
I MUST LAY DOWN MY FLESH!!!
To some people my problems might be light compared to others. I do realize how truly blessed I am but I do also know that EVERYONE reading this devotion has something they are battling.
It might be severe addictions like drugs or alcohol or depression or even minor addictions such as laziness or being judgmental ... and the list goes on and on.....................
The point is everyone struggles!!!
GOD CAN AND WILL HELP YOU THROUGH YOUR BATTLE!!
Find you a scripture to stand on and when temptation comes your way... FIGHT BACK WITH THE WORD OF GOD!!! PULL OUT YOUR WEAPON AND READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU BE THE ONE READY TO ATTACK, don't set back and wait for the devil to attack you!!!
BE ON GUARD!!!
Pray for me as I pray for you..............
AND TOGETHER WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST!!!
Pamela Britt Malone
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Dear Lord, today I pray for my husband, from head to toe.
His Head –That he will look to You as Lord of his life. (1 Corinthians 11:13)
His Mind – That he will have the mind of Christ and think as the Holy Spirit would lead him and not the flesh. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
His Eyes –That You will keep his eyes from temptation and that he will turn his eyes from sin. (Matthew 6:13, Mark 9:47)
His Ears – That he will hear Your still small voice instructing him. (1 Kings 19:12, Psalm 32:8)
His Mouth – That his words will be pleasing to You. (Proverbs 19:14)
His Neck –That he will humble himself before You and be strong, courageous, and careful to do everything written in Your Word so that he will be prosperous and successful. (James 4:10, Joshua 1:8-9)
His Heart-That he will love and trust You with his whole heart. (Deuteronomy 6:5; Proverbs 3:5)
His Arms-That You will be his strength. (Psalm 73:26)
His Hands-That he will enjoy the work of his hands and see it as a gift from You. (Ecclesiastes 3:13, 5:19)
His Ring Finger – That he will be true to our marriage vows and that our love will never wane. (Proverb 3:3; Malachi 2:16)
His Legs – That he will stand firm in his faith and not waver. (Psalm 62:6)
His feet – That You will order his steps and that he will walk in Your truth. (Proverbs 4:25, Psalm 26:3)
Friday, February 14, 2014
1 John 3:1
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God.
In the year of 2009, I was blessed with my first grand-baby from my middle daughter; a little girl, 4 pounds and 7 ounces. Three years and one week later in 2012, I was blessed with a grandson from my oldest daughter, 8 pounds and 7 ounces! Needless to say, my grandchildren are the love of this GeGe's life!
Praislyn Kate and Isaac-William Shepherd are total opposites!!!
She is...............................................beautiful, nurturing, very gentle, has a heart of gold, organized, full of priss, the boss in private, a giggle box and the sweetest little blue eyed girlie girl ever!
And he is.................................... handsome, loud, a little mess, caring, happy, full of energy, loving, and your typical rumblie, tumblie, blue eyed... all boy!!!
Both are only children at this point in their lives. They are first cousins and THE BEST OF THE BEST BFF'S!!!
You can never take my granddaughter into a store to buy her anything that she doesn't ask if Bubbie can have something and you never can give my baby grandson candy or grapes or anything that he doesn't find a way to divide it out for him and his Sissy! It is crystal clear for all to see that those two love each other!
Every Sunday morning big cousin is usually on the stage practicing singing with her mommy when little cousin burst through the sanctuary double doors screaming...WHERE'S SISSY AT???
The two cousins meet every Lord's Day racing down the Church isle and hug like it has been years since they have seen each other! You can literally see and feel the love that twinkles across my babies faces when they embrace! They both love with everything inside of them!
Every Cousin reunion I am always reminded that true love never fails. That is exactly how PURE God's love is towards us! You can literally feel it flowing down upon us from our head to our toes!!! The most vivid characteristic of our God is He is a God of PERFECT LOVE!!!
It is hard to comprehend the GREAT love that Jesus Christ had for all humanity! I can't even imagine! I did not deserve Christ's love yet he gave it to me freely! That is just the way He is, He loves us so much that He laid His own life down so that if we choose him, WE ALL can have eternal life!
Did you know that GOD WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU????
Some people have a hard time with today's date. Not everyone has someone to show them love today or shower them with elaborate gifts.
Man may withdraw from us at times but we could never withdraw from the presence of God Almighty! There is no where we could ever go to escape His precious love!
NOTHING - no pain, no horrible circumstance, no problem, no bad situation is impossible for my God; too much for my God to handle or will ever escape the gentle touch of our amazing Saviors love! His love bleeds into every tiny fiber of our life!
God loves you and He loves me today and every day of the year UNCONDITIONALLY!!
Today is the "BIG" day set aside for love!
DON'T LET THE DAY GO BY WITHOUT SHOWING JESUS THAT YOU TRULY CARE! LET HIM BE YOUR FIRST LOVE!
Happy Valentines Day :))))))))))))))))))))))))
Pamela Britt Malone
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Hannah was one of the two wives of a man named Elkanah. This was not an unusual thing for the culture of the day. However, unlike Elkanah's other wife Hannah had been unable to give him children. Being childless was one of the worst things that a woman could deal with during that time. The Bible tells us in 1 Sam. 1:5 and 1:6 that "The Lord had closed her womb." We also see that Elkanah loved Hannah despite her barrenness. Hannah's desire for a child seem to be all that she could think about.
One day Hannah went to the tabernacle to pray. In 1 Sam. 1:10 we see that "she was in bitterness of soul and prayed and wept in anguish". In her prayer she made a vow to God that if He would send her and her husband a son that they would give him back to The Lord to work for Him "all the days of his life."
Eli the priest had been watching her mouth while she prayed. He first thought Hannah was drunk!! When had found out she was not drunk he told her to "go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition which you have asked of Him." (1 Sam. 1:17) Hannah went her way and her face was no longer sad. The next day they got up early and worshiped before The Lord and then returned to their home.
The Bible tells us that some time went by and Hannah gave birth to a child. And just as she had asked of The Lord it was a SON!!! After the child had been weaned Hannah did just as she had vowed to The Lord. Hannah took her son to the tabernacle and left him there to serve The Lord.
What is most amazing to me about Hannah's story is that she was able to return to The Lord that one thing she had longed for so much.
Whatever your most heartfelt prayer, just imagine finally having that answer and turning around and giving it back to God!! I wonder how many of us have prayed and made promises to God and when we got just what we wanted we "forget" that promise??
Hannah was real with her Father. She was willing to cry out to Him no matter what others around her were thinking.
Hannah's story shows us that God does listen when we cry out to Him and that He does answer our prayers. She teaches us about patience and waiting on God even if things look hopeless.
This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. I would love to hear your comments.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
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Anyone then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.
Have you ever noticed how much of an influence your sweet Mama has had on you? If you have been blessed with a good Mom then the things she has taught you throughout your life has stuck!
My sweet little Mama will be turning 83 this year... she still corrects, still gives Godly advice, still can calm a storm when I am hurt, still loves me no matter what and the things she has taught me about LIFE surface in my mind often.
From the simple little things like - if you drain your shampoo bottle and get every drop out you will save money or if your turn your heat way down while you are at work your power bill will be less...to the more serious teachings about God like - always say with your mouth, it is the will of my heart to forgive; or my favorite... if you complain it establishes it and if you praise, it changes it!
Trust me, my Mom was serious about raising a responsible child so that I would grow up to be a responsible Christian adult!!!
If our Godly Mothers have taught us well then why are there so many people out in left field struggling with their relationship with God and struggling to be a serious Christian?
In a world of evil influences and if it feels good do it mottos...that is THE EXACT reason why!!!! The world will try its hardest to corrupt! Don't let it take you down!!!
Christians!!! Stand AGAINST the devil! Stand firm on your moral beliefs and simply get on the ball! Take your Christianity seriously! No one will ever be able to reach the lost if Christians are caught up in our own selfs!!!
The two questions I would like to ask are:
1. Are you SERIOUS about where YOU will spend eternity?
2. Are you SERIOUS about YOUR relationship with Jesus Christ?
God is a God of great love but He is also "The" God WE ALL WILL stand before on judgement day! ARE YOU READY???
If you were raised by a Christian Mother you should be able to recite John 3:16 by heart - For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life!
DID YOU KNOW YOU ARE A WHOSOEVER????????????????
If you are not a Christian, I encourage you to ask Jesus to come into your heart! Do you really think you are secure in your salvation if you are NOT living completely and sincerely for Jesus? RESIST the devil in Jesus name! Repent of your sins! Turn from evil! Ask for forgiveness and start over!!!
God will restore you! He is waiting on you with open arms. He will always open the door when you
knock! He will never leave you or forsake you! Seek Him and He will always be available for you to find! Draw near to God and He will ALWAYS draw near to you!
NOW is the perfect time to get SERIOUS about the things that matter the most in life!
HE IS YOUR ONLY HOPE!!! HUMBLE YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BACK UP AND LOOK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GIVE YOUR HEART COMPLETELY TO JESUS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!
YOUR GONNA MAKE YOUR MAMA SO PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pamela Britt Malone
Thursday, February 6, 2014
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Psalm 91 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
The Protection of the Most High
dwells in the shadow of the Almighty.
my God, in whom I trust.”
from the destructive plague.
4 He will cover you with His feathers;
you will take refuge under His wings.
His faithfulness will be a protective shield.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
the arrow that flies by day,
6 the plague that stalks in darkness,
or the pestilence that ravages at noon.
7 Though a thousand fall at your side
and ten thousand at your right hand,
the pestilence will not reach you.
8 You will only see it with your eyes
and witness the punishment of the wicked.
the Most High—your dwelling place,
10 no harm will come to you;
no plague will come near your tent.
11 For He will give His angels orders concerning you,
to protect you in all your ways.
12 They will support you with their hands
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the young lion and the serpent.
I will deliver him;
I will protect him because he knows My name.
15 When he calls out to Me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble.
I will rescue him and give him honor.
16 I will satisfy him with a long life
and show him My salvation.