Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
and abides under the shadow of the Almighty,
Shall say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my stronghold,
my God, in whom I put my trust.’
For he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
He shall cover you with his wings
and you shall be safe under his feathers;
his faithfulness shall be your shield and buckler. (Psalm 91:1-4)
This well known passage from the Psalms tells of our God, who we can flee to, who will defend and protect us, who we can completely rely on. Especially in this very uncertain time that we have lived through, and in many ways are still in the midst of, this is something for us to really hold fast to.
Psalm 91 is often read at Night Prayer, also called Compline. This is a wonderfully comforting and restorative short prayer service for the later evening, which Christians the world over know and love. If you want to sample it, please have a look on the Church of England’s website, www.churchofengland.org and take a look under ‘Night Prayer’.
God does not give up on us, he is steadfast and protective of those who cling to him. He is faithful.