God’s Protection Psalm 91




Psalm 91: 1-2 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress. My God, in Him I will trust.”

Since no title or author is given this psalm, we can not be sure of its author, but based on the theory that such a psalm was written by the same author as the one it precedes, Moses is the author, for he is listed as the man who wrote psalm ninety. But whoever wrote this psalm, it continues to be a source of comfort to many individuals. I would venture to say that perhaps next to psalm 23, it is the psalm most often used for sermons and devotions.

First, promises in this psalm are for believers only: we know that because it is written to those who abide in the Almighty. But because He is our refuge and strength, what blessings are promised those who abide in the Almighty? Sometimes we wonder how people who don’t have God as their refuge can endure the tragedies of life. During the past several months life has been difficult for me, but I am thankful that I have been able to take refuge in assurance that God’s grace will be sufficient for any adversities that He allows in my life.

Heavenly Father, thank You for allowing me to abide in You and the safety in Your abiding love and grace. Help me never to take this privilege lightly: for Jesus sacrificed His life to give me this privilege; so now I can pray and thank You in His name. Amen.


Doris Lisemby