Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Security Of The One Who Trust In The Lord

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!"
3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper
And from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may seek refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.
5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night,
Or of the arrow that flies by day;
6 Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.
7 A thousand may fall at your side
And ten thousand at your right hand,
But it shall not approach you.
8 You will only look on with your eyes
And see the recompense of the wicked.
9 For you have made the LORD, my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place.
10 No evil will befall you,
Nor will any plague come near your tent.
11 For He will give His angels charge concerning you,
To guard you in all your ways.
12 They will bear you up in their hands,
That you do not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you will trample down.
14 "Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.
15 "He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.

16 "With a long life I will satisfy him
And let him see My salvation.

This chapter took on new meaning for our family last week. Roger was out of town...in the backwoods...Possum Grape, AR. I have no idea where this place is, but God does.

He was on the job site, nearly finished and getting ready to head back home...around or just after noon that day. Keep in mind that Roger doesn't hear real well. There are certain tones that he just can't hear. We now know exactly what one of those tones are...the rattle of the rattlers on a rattle snake. (enough rattle(s) in that sentence?)

He so happened to look around (I believe it was a God guided look) and about 5 feet from where he was standing...he saw this looking at him, ready to strike.



He immediately stood perfectly still, raised his hands over his head (to prevent the snake from striking at them dangling down) and waited. I'm not sure which one of the two went back to the truck to retrieve a shovel and kill this snake...but this is what he looked like when they got finished with it.



I am so thankful for God's hand of protection upon Roger and the other guy that day. It could have been a very bad situation because Roger NEVER heard the rattles. They were so far from the nearest hospital but God knew that too.

This is proof once again that the power of prayer is the most important weapon we have in this world. Never take fore granted the power that you are speaking over your family when you pray God's protection over them. There will be thousands of incidents/accidents that will be avoided and we may never know about them, but God knows and He prevents them from happening.

Thank you, Jesus for protecting Roger and the other worker last week from a very poisonous snake.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

12 comments:

  1. Jennifer, oh...my...stars! God is so good! Makes my knees go weak thinking about this. Praise God He was watching over Roger.

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  2. OMGosh! Jennifer that is so crazy and scary. Thank you Lord for your divine hand of protection. Wow! God is so good. I can't believe that they killed it. Brave men.

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  3. O MY! Thank you Jesus indeed for His protection over Roger! Praise the LORD! lOVE YOU

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  4. Yikes! PTL for protecting them!

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  5. Praising GOD with you...we had a similiar situation just last week in our yard. GOD clearly protected and intervened in out situation, too.
    Blessings and prayers, andrea

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  6. OH my friend! I am so glad he's okay. God is so good at protecting our loved ones when they aren't with us!
    HUGGING you.
    Kim

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  7. Amen my friend! What an amazing example of God's protection. And thank you for posting that scripture. It has been rolling around in my little brain lately and someone posted it on their blog last week. It is something I definitely need to remember lately. So thank you for that reminder!

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  8. Thank the Lord for His protection! Wow!

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  9. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story of God's amazing protection!

    Bless you,
    Susan

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  10. Hey Sis I have a little something for you over at Sharing Life with Lisa on today's post.

    I love you and can't wait for your next post so I don't have to see Mr. Snaky again (smile). Love ya!

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  11. I praise God for watching over Roger sweetie.

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  12. Jennifer,

    Thanking God for always looking out for us, when we aren't!

    I see traffic differently now because I imagine God keeping us in His own time, could be preventing us from being involved in an accident or worse. So now, when we get stuck someplace I smile and thank God. We will arrive in His perfect time and not ours!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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Thank you for stopping by today and sharing your heart felt thoughts with me. As we ride "Through the Storms of Life" together, chances are...your situation is different than mine. However, we serve the same awesome God, King of Kings who is in complete control and it all belongs to Him anyway...He wants to give you the very best. Be encouraged my friend, God loves you!

Thank you again for taking the time to visit me at "Through the Storms of Life".

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