If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. Psalm 91:9-10 NIV
I am treading lightly on my comments about “no harm” and “no disaster”. We all experience difficulties at different times. So, how are we to “believe” and understand this verse in light of Jesus words, “in this world you will have troubles”?
First, God’s word has a universal application, which means there are also anomalies to his promises. There is still miraculous healing available today, but not all Christians or close loved ones are healed. Rain falls and sometimes the unjust get the best rain. The point of the Psalm is that there is favor and blessing for the one who dwells with God so that most of the negative stuff misses us. When we get to heaven, if we care to ask, we will see how many accidents and harmful actions were steered away from us by God’s hand.
Second, there is still a “rhema word” that may be applied and stood upon. While in Africa years ago, I had a dream that we were going to be involved in an accident. At the end of the dream, God gave peace and said “No one will be hurt, but do not stay.” We indeed did have an accident while I was driving on a very dark and rainy night. My African friend John told us to leave quickly, and we followed his instructions. A few miles down the road, he told us that harm would have come to us, because they would not have waited to call a policeman. We would all have been beaten and robbed on thatvery desolate road.
God still highlights promises for us to stand upon and declare that we will be safe. When we are faithful to dwell, we can “see” his hand of protection.
Blessings Love y’all.