Refuge

Before reading the passage take a few moments to consider the following question: 
How often do I run to God?
As you read the passage for the first time,
make note of any specific phrases or words that draw out an emotional feeling,
after finishing the passage take a few moments to consider these words and
the emotions they are connected to.
Psalm 91(NIV)
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 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.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in 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 great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”
As you read through the passage a second time, try to envision the scenes within the text.
What does this passage reveal about God to you? 


Take a few moments before reading the passage for the third time and
ask God to help you hear what he intends for you to learn from this passage and reflection. 


After you have read the passage for the third time,
consider the things that have been revealed to you and
make note of them in a journal and contemplate the following question and
write down any answers or thoughts you have as a result.

How can I put what I have learned today into practice in my daily life?

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