from Cindy Schartner
Reading: Ps 91:1-2, 9-16
This very morning on the day that I wrote this reflection, I awoke with fears about the future. I have learned the hard way that these fears cripple me and damage those closest to me. The quicker I stop and cry out to the Lord to rescue me, the better things are for me and everyone else too! This morning I did remember to ask God to deliver me from my anxious thoughts. Right after praying that short cry for help, I remembered that I needed to work on writing for the 4th Church Lenten devotional. I had signed up last week to cover two days of the season and had not yet looked at the passages of Scripture! So, I bean reading my first assigned Bible verses: Ps 91:1-2, 9-16. “He who 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’.” Today, of all days, these passages were exactly what I needed to hear… that I can live, really live, in the protective care of the Almighty God, that I can have rest in knowing Him as the one who is to be trusted with everything, and that no matter what comes against me, He is the One who holds me in the midst of life’s terrors. These truths brought me back to a place of dwelling with Him. My prayer for all of us is that we would be asking the Lord to speak to us through such passages and that we would be more and more experiencing the amazing life that we have in Him. As God rescued Moses and heard the cries of His people in slavery, so the Lord has provided for us the way of rescue, Jesus, for this day and forever.