Some days are more difficult than others, but there’s always tomorrow. There are times, like today, when I get tired of the pain; tired of the stretching; tired of working to manage it and stay mobile. We all go through days like this. It’s just that I wish I had fewer of them.
When I cross the threshold of eternity – I think I’ll go for a run. Not necessarily fast, just fast enough to know I’m running and not doing an unbalanced fast walk.
So, what do I do on days like today? Somedays I do more stretching and exercise. Somedays I go back to bed. Somedays I suck it up and move forward. Somedays I just sit and wait for a better day. Somedays, however, I remind myself that there is comfort in the Lord. On those days I wait for something to tap me on the shoulder and point out where I need to find the comfort. Today the tap led me to Psalm 91. I like the words refuge, fortress, shield, He shall give His angels charge over you, in their hands they shall bear you. This is one of those moments when I cannot explain fully why I like the Psalm. I can only say: I do.
I was going to comment on a specific verse. After reading the Psalm, I decided there is nothing else to say.
1. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3. Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. 4. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. 5. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6. Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7. A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8. Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
9. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10. No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.” (NKJV)