More Psalms to Remind You of God’s Protection
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8. Psalm 116:3-9
The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the Lord: ‘Lord, save me!’ The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
Sometimes when we’re afraid, it’s helpful to remember all the times the Lord has saved us in the past. In this passage, the psalmist reminds himself, “Return to your rest, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.”
9. Psalm 121:1-8
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
Not only can it be helpful to remember when the Lord has protected us in the past, but also to remember who He is. He is the maker of heaven and earth, an infinite being with no need of sleep. If He loves us, what have we to fear?
10. Psalm 138:3, Psalm 138:7
When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me…Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me.
When we call, He answers. Even when trouble surrounds us and there seems to be no way out, He is capable of keeping us safe. When Daniel was in the lions’ den (Daniel 6) and when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were tossed into the blazing furnace (Daniel 3), the Lord preserved their lives.
The Lord is capable of great and mighty miracles, and we should not be afraid to pray boldly (James 1:6).
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