Pondering the Psalms - Psalm 91

Each Sunday I am going to choose a Psalm and write down some brief thoughts on it.

Today I'm looking at Psalm 91 

This is one of the Psalms that are full of Promises.

Lets look at the promises we have from God if we simply abide in His presence.

He will:

V. 1
keep us under His shadow

V. 3
deliver us from the snare of the fowler
deliver us from deadly pestilence

V. 4
cover us with His wings of protection
cover us with His shield of faithfulness

V. 5-6
take away our fear by day or night

V. 7-10
not permit the wicked to come near us

V. 11-12
give His angels charge over us to guard us

V. 13
give us authority over satan

V. 14-16
directly give us the assurance of
  • deliverance
  • protection
  • answered prayer
  • companionship in hard times
  • salvation
  • satisfaction in life
  • honour in Him
  • long life

A Psalm of Promises.
Such a long list of promises and He is the one who can fully keep these promises.

A Psalm of Declaration.
The Psalmist declares these promises and so should we.
The more we read them and say them the more we will see the greatness of our God.

A Psalm of Praise.
The Psalmist is praising God in the way he is acknowledging all that God does for us.

A Psalm of Promise, Declaration & Praise.

Do we think enough about what God has promised to do for us?

Do we also think on the part we have to play in this relationship with God?

Remember God is faithful and will not forget His Promises.

Are we dwelling or abiding in His Presence?


  1. Hi Sandra!
    I have been retreating to this psalm for the past couple of weeks. These headlines can have one's soul spinning. Only under the shadow of His wings in the secret place of the Most High can I know His peace. Glad to see this post.

  2. Hi, Sandra! I like how you broke this Psalm down and made it easier to see the beautiful meaning behind it. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday this week! Hope to see you link up again this Sunday :)

  3. Love it - you have broken down His promises to us so specifically - so practically! Thanks for the encouragement!

  4. My favorite Old Testament chapter! John 17 is my favorite NT chapter!!!

  5. I've learned that the best place to be isn't in Hawaii on vacation--it's wherever God wants me to be, safely ensconced in his presence!

  6. Thanx for these wonderful reflections.

    How did you manage to do the TWEET IT box? Does it work on Blogger?

    God bless.

  7. The Psalms are such a beautiful book. Great series!

  8. Sandra, Psalm 91 is one of my favorites! I love how you unpacked this. It is even more full of promises than the one I usually think of!!
    Blessings and smiles,

  9. I'm thankful for all the promises God gives us. I'm also thankful he doesn't go back on them. Sadly, there are many times I need to be reminded of what he has done and what he will do for me. Thank you for linking up with Thankful Thursdays.