In Times of Trouble... Go to the Secret Place...

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With the last batch of terrible storms to hit our country... I'm again driven to Psalm 91. I hide myself in Thee Lord.

This is how God works in our lives: Bonnie first mentioned how she's been drawn to Psalm 91 lately, I've come across it in online when reading something, I have heard two songs lately singing about it... He just draws us to that secret place. Why do these things happen? Many people want to know. Although I don't have the definitive answer and I believe no man on earth ever will, I find these tragic events drive me to one place, the secret place of the most high God. He is our fortress in the mightiest of storms. He is the peace that calms the mightiest storms.

Psalm 91

 1 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
      will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 2 This I declare about the Lord:
   He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
      he is my God, and I trust him.
 3 For he will rescue you from every trap
      and protect you from deadly disease.
 4 He will cover you with his feathers.
      He will shelter you with his wings.
      His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
 5 Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
      nor the arrow that flies in the day.
 6 Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
      nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
 7 Though a thousand fall at your side,
      though ten thousand are dying around you,
      these evils will not touch you.
 8 Just open your eyes,
      and see how the wicked are punished.

 9 If you make the Lord your refuge,
      if you make the Most High your shelter,
 10 no evil will conquer you;
      no plague will come near your home.
 11 For he will order his angels
      to protect you wherever you go.
 12 They will hold you up with their hands
      so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
 13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
      you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

 14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
      I will protect those who trust in my name.
 15 When they call on me, I will answer;
      I will be with them in trouble.
      I will rescue and honor them.
 16 I will reward them with a long life
      and give them my salvation.”

Here's the two songs that just "popped" up before me again this past week.

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Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Thanks for sharing the great bible message.  God Bless.

Apr 30, 2011 04:37 AM #1
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Thanks Bob, I needed to remember that one today.  Our God is an awesome God and I need to remember that he loves me and he is in control of me.

Apr 30, 2011 05:30 AM #2
Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Pembroke Pines, FL
Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service

Thanks Bob - I have been going to the Secret Place for many years now - a place to find shelter from the storms of life and wisdom from above - 

Apr 30, 2011 10:06 AM #3
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Bob, Thanks.  I needed a pick-me-up adn I knew someone in this group would have one.

Apr 30, 2011 11:33 AM #4
Maggie McFarland
RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland - Pearland, TX
Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas

This is one of my favorite Psalms. And its such a great promise: if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us.

Apr 30, 2011 03:55 PM #5
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Bob, this is a beautiful song and video. The Lord will accept nothing short of total dependence on him.

Apr 30, 2011 03:59 PM #6
Bob & Bonnie Horning
Mount Joy, PA

Speaking of the wicked being punished... Bin Laden being taken from us is just the head. There are more terrors out there and He will be our shield for them all. Thanks so much for taking part in this Kingdom exercise beloved. You are all saints and righteous children of God. May He Bless you each in a personal way today and always.

May 02, 2011 04:36 AM #7
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