June 29, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Psalm 91 verse 10: “No evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.”
I thought I would spend some time on Psalm 91 this week. I would suggest that you read the whole Psalm so that you get the context of each verse. This Psalm reminds us of the promise of shelter and rest for those who live or dwell in trusting the Lord (verse one), to which we can intentionally say ‘yes, I trust you Lord’ (verse nine). Trusting in God needs to be our way of life. In doing so, we see things differently than those who don’t know of God’s grace. Instead of fear, we can rest in trusting the One who is the Overcomer of any evil or plague.
COVID-19 has been described as a plague. Physical distancing and self-isolating are part of the Lord’s protection for us. And although such measures are probably not our preference, they are a wise strategy for decreasing the spread of this unseen invader. That’s all part of living from the place of peace that Jesus gives.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, refresh us in your peace of heart and mind. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.