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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Because He Loves Me

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
—Psalm 91:14-16 NIV

            Psalm 91 is an incredible psalm of God's protection. One of my friends has memorized this whole psalm to encourage herself when she faces fear of the unknown or something that she knows is coming against her. She has the assurance that He is not only with her, but that He will rescue her. The last two verses of this psalm offer great promise. If you are going through a difficult time that overwhelms your heart, read these verses over and over until they penetrate your mind and spirit.

            “Because He loves me” is the whole basis for His loving protection. It is the whole basis for who He is. God is love. Often when in torment or fear, we forget this fact. If you know Him and He is Lord of your life, He will protect you because he loves you! He will keep you safe. When you face harm or pain or terror, you can call on Him. You can pray and lay your fear on His altar, and He answers with His loving assurance that no matter what might come against you, it will not prevail.  When you face trouble, you are not alone. He is with you. He is not only with you. He carries you safely through what you can’t handle. He delivers you from the worst that might happen. You may feel that you are going through a hardship alone. You have no peace. At such times you haven't kept your thoughts on Him, but on your problem. When you keep your mind on Him and His faithfulness, He will keep you in His peace no matter what you face.

Today, whatever might come against you or whatever lie the enemy might send your way, know God loves you. You can believe Him. He is greater than anything else in your life. He loves you with His perfect love. He satisfies your soul all the days that you live, and reveals to you the joy of your salvation. If you love Him with all of your being, you receive with joy and thanksgiving all the love that He is!

©2017 Lynn Lacher



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