|“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges me. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” –Psalm 91:14-15
I don’t even need to say much about this verse, but I really encourage you guys to read the entire passage; Psalm 91. Psalm 91 is probably familiar to us, in its words, because we often sing it in worship services, but its symbols and promise of security are probably foreign.
What exactly is God promising to do? On what basis does he promise to do it?
God makes several promises to you in the few verses above to be specific. First of all, he promises to rescue you, and then he promises to protect you. Next, he promises to answer your prayers, to always be with you in time of trouble, to deliver you, and honor you. Then lastly, he promises not only you long life, but to also show you His salvation.
These are some heavy promises in two short verses, but they are so real. He fulfilled these promises in the lives of the Israelites, when he rescued and protected them from their enemies while they were in the wilderness. He fulfilled these promises in the lives of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, when he answered their prayers and was with them in the furnace (Dan. 6:25). He fulfilled these promises in the life of Joseph, when he delivered him from the hands of the enemy and honored him by making him head of a nation. I can go on and on, but I hope that these few examples have proved the reality of these promises to you.
Who can attain these promises and how?
LOVE GOD! Love him by loving others and caring for your brothers. Love him by being quick to forgive. Love him by steering clear of sin or anything that may lead to sin. (Prov. 8:17)
ACKNOWLEDGE GOD! In everything you do, make sure you never forget that everything you have and are is because of him. (Jn 3:27) Always give him the glory!
CALL UPON HIM! You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest until he establishes you. (Is. 62:6-7)
When you love God enough to really get to know him and acknowledge him in everything and develop a relationship with him, you will be able to dwell in His shelter, and he will fulfill all of these promises in your life. If that doesn’t warm your heart, then I don’t know what else to tell you.
Stay blessed and spread the word.