“Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.”

Psalms 91:8-10

Brown Lion Walking on Brown Withered Grass Field

I love how we are reminded yet again in this passage of scripture that is our choice to make the Lord our refuge and shelter. We cry out in frustration “God, where are you? Why have you left me?” when in reality we are the ones who have drifted from His presence and spending time in His word.

Living for God is a daily choice, not something that simply falls into our lap. Either I am going to give in to the fear, or I am going to stand firm with Christ as my foundation. I’m either going to struggle in my faith, or I will live a life that believes God can move mountains! The state of this world cannot make these decisions for me, for chaos and disaster would surely follow. But if I live a life surrendered to the King of Kings, only goodness and mercy will follow me ALL the days of my life.

Which do you choose today? Open your eyes and take in the full picture. Fear and anxiety, or faith and victory?

Prayer: I pray that you would help me to see beyond what is right in front of me God. I will lift my eyes unto the hills, because my help comes only from You. You are my refuge and my shelter today, and I thank You for that.

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