“From the Heart” teaching by Drs. Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne.
Those who dwell in the secret place of the Most High shall rest, abide and remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty.
Therefore I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress and my God. On Him I lean and rely and in Him I confidently trust!”
Surely He shall deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly and perilous pestilence.
He shall cover me with His feathers and under His wings I shall take refuge.
His truth and faithfulness shall be my shield, buckler and rampart.
I shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow – the evil plots and slanders of the wicked – that fly by day, nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at my side and ten thousand at my right hand, but it shall not come near me.
Only with my eyes – as a spectator – shall I witness the reward of the wicked.
Because I have made the Lord my refuge, and the Most High, my dwelling place, no evil shall befall me, nor shall any plague, calamity, or disaster come near my house or my family.
Because I obey and serve Him, He shall command His angels and give them charge over me – they will accompany, defend and preserve me and they will keep and guard me in all my ways. They will lift me up and bear me up, so that I will not strike my foot against a stone.
I shall tread upon the lion and the cobra; the young lion and the serpent I shall trample underfoot.
I have this promise from the Lord:
Because I have set my love upon Him, therefore He will rescue, deliver and protect me. He will set me on high, because I know, understand and acknowledge His name, because I have a personal knowledge of His mercy, love, and kindness, and because I trust and rely on Him, knowing He will never, ever forsake me.
I shall call upon Him and He will answer me. He will be with me in trouble; He will deliver me and honor me. With long life He will satisfy me, and show me His salvation.”
Paraphrased from the NKJV, NIV, and AMP
This is not a perfect world – there are many things that threaten your life and your safety – and in order to survive and thrive, you need supernatural protection.
God has made you many wonderful promises, but if you want to walk in the blessing of them, you must believe that they apply to you, you must confess them with your mouth – speaking them out loud – and you must joyfully and confidently expect the Lord to hear and to answer. Confess this psalm every day – hide God’s Word in your heart – until it becomes a reality in your life.