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Psalm 91:5-6 Oh, But It's Real!

Psalm 91:5-6 (NIV)
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.

Consider the following:
This past Sunday, a young lady recited a poem and the author of the poem wrote, “depression is real but so is deliverance.” As an ordained minister and licensed psychologist, that resonated with me on many levels because often times people try to separate the two when both are valid experiences! After reading and reflecting on today’s scripture, it too reminds me that fear is real, spiritual attacks are real, failure is real, sickness of the mind and body are real, but so is our faith and so is our God! Many evils will befall us in life, and yes it is true that we are not sometimes actually delivered out of particular danger or grievance when we feel like it is time to be delivered. However, our scripture reminds us that while the burdens might become heavy, God is a heavier hitter! As we have learned the preceding two weeks, that God is our refuge. No matter if it is terror and pestilence at night and in the darkness, or deadly arrows and plagues at midday, the songwriter encourages us to remember, “God is the joy and the strength of my life, He moves all pain, misery, and strife. He promised to keep me, never to leave me. He's never ever come short of His word.” Today, I encourage each and every one of you to remember that despite what it looks and feels like, God is our all and all! Keep leaning on king Jesus, because He will keep you safe and secure from all alarms!

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