Psalm 91: 14-16 “Because she holds fast to Me in love, I will answer her, I will protect her because she knows My name. When she calls on Me, I will answer her; I will be with her in trouble; I will rescue and honor her. With long life I will satisfy her, and show her my salvation.” (verses 14-16 and feminine gender substituted)
What awesome promises are awarded those who hold fast to God or who in faith allow God to hold fast to them. And what a privilege to be a recipient of answered prayers. Often we don’t see visible results after praying, but we have the promise if we ask God for anything, He will hear and answer our prayers. However, there are some things which hinder answered prayers in a believer’s life: sin not confessed, wrong motives, what is prayed for could be harmful if received, the one praying might not be ready for the answer, her lack of faith, it may not be God’s will, or God wants to give her something better.
Based on Psalm 139, while being knit together in my mother’s body, God had a plan for my life. Because of my not being obedient, many of those plans were delayed, and it’s requiring much refining during old age, for me to become more like Jesus, but I’ve been privileged to attain age one hundred, and as the writer of psalm ninety-one, I look to the future when I enter my eternal home with expectations bright as noonday sun.
Heavenly Father, even with Your help and that of Mr. Spurgeon, I have not adequately portrayed all You promised in this psalm. But please use my efforts to bless and encourage those who read it. I praise and thank You in Jesus’ name. Amen.