Devotional: Psalm 91 (Praise God!)

You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: ” God , you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon. (Psalm 91:1-6 MSG)

I’m not going to say much to you this morning about these verses. I do want to share with you how God protects us though.

Yesterday a friend came over. I had just made some weird cookies (flourless) and a fresh pot of coffee.

Judah was a little fussy so I picked him up. We were talking in the kitchen and I was fixing my cup of coffee.

We headed back into the living room, and Judah decided to flap his little arms like he does so often. His fingers hooked onto my little styrofoam cup and he pulled the coffee onto myself and him.

The majority of it hit my chest and neck, but Judah got some on his chest, and belly, and his wrist. He was wearing a long sleeve onesie, so his clothes took the initial shock, except for his wrist.

I didn’t even feel the pain until after I got him undressed. He was crying and I was trying to get him undressed without dropping him, I was in the kitchen and figured the sooner I can get the wet hot clothes off the better.

Then I ran his wrist, which was the worst, under cool water. I didn’t think of me at all. His wrist was red and he was flushed from crying. He had a little red patch on his chest and a small one on his belly, and that was about it

I laid him down and went to check out my damage. I was a red from right above my collar bone to my bra line on my chest- and it was about 6 inches wide straight down. I was wearing a v neck, so the coffee pretty much hit skin.

I rinsed myself off, I smelled like coffee and chocolate (my new creamer), then grabbed some clothes for Judah and some aveeno baby lotion for his burns.

Came back to find my friend Brandi, holding her baby and Judah. He was still whimpering poor thing. I got him lotioned up, and got some on my chest, then wrapped him up in a blanket and patted til he fell asleep. He was already tired.

We talked for a little while, and Wesley got home within an hour. I told Wes about the incident and he asked if we were ok. I said, “yeah, you don’t see the red on my chest?”

“No. Not really.”

Hm. That’s weird. It had happened within the hour. And no redness anymore? Well, that’s cool.

I felt of my chest. It still felt a little tight, but the redness was definitely gone.

By the time Judah woke up, his little wrist was completely fine.

By bedtime I couldn’t tell it had happened to me either.

God was definitely watching out for us.

Coffee burns can be very bad.

Thankfully I grabbed a small 8oz cup. But most thanks go to God.

He’s the one who healed us. He’s the one who protected us. We live by psalm 91. I known that God takes care if us and watches out for us.

This is just one more example to add to his list of healings.

I pray this verse for you all this morning, that God would watch over you and protect you. There is some power in these verses.