4. The Blessing of a Solid Foundation—God’s Word
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Years ago, I taught a women’s Bible study on what I like to call our faith flight panel. I was intrigued by how pilots learn to fly by the complex system of instruments on the plane’s dashboard. When visibility is non-existent, when there is no horizon, when storms rage and all else fails, those instruments will guide a pilot safely to their destination.
But those instruments only work if a pilot knows how to use them.
As Christians, we have a flight panel to use when we can’t find the horizon, when violent winds toss us to and fro. Our instruments are the promises in the Word of God. His Word will not fail us. It will guide us safely home.
Assemble your instruments. Collect them now. Keep them nearby. Pray them often.
There are so many Scriptures you can put on your personal faith flight panel. My favorite verses come from a single chapter in the Psalms. Take Covid 19 and turn it around with some Psalm 91!
“Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” (Psalm 91:3-6)
The secret to God’s deliverance lies in the first two verses of Psalm 91, which say, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’.”
Dwell in God’s shelter, and you will find rest for your soul. Declare that he is your refuge and fortress, and your faith will grow.
I used a Scripture song by Esther Mui to memorize Psalm 91 with my kids. And I’ve created some songs of my favorite verses that you can download here and add to your faith flight panel.
Rely on God’s Word when fear presses in. Hide His Word in your heart—it is the only solid foundation for your life.
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