Psalm 91:4 - God and His Truth Will Protect and Preserve Us.

Psalm 91:4 (NKJV) He shall cover you with 
His feathers, and under His wings you shall take 
refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. 

Psalm 91:4 (NLT) He will cover you with his 
feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His 
faithful promises are your armor and protection.  

Psalm 91:4 (CWR) He will cover you with His 
feathers and hide you under His wings.  His truth 
will defend and protect you. 


Wings. Metaphor for the protective outreach 
of God's power. [NIV SB re 17:8] 


God is our shelter and refuge... The 
writer's faith in the Almighty God as Protector would 
carry him through all the dangers and fears of 
life. This should be a picture of our 
trust--trading all our fears for faith in him, no matter 
how intense our fears. To do this we must 
"dwell" and "rest" with him (91:1). By entrusting 
ourselves to his protection and pledging our daily 
devotion to him, we will be kept safe. [Life 
Application SB] 


Courageous Faith
   Fear is an overwhelming emotion that can 
take hold of us and cause irrationality to the 
point that were no longer dealing with reality. 
In fact, sometimes we can be more devastated by 
fear than the very thing were afraid of. 
   I spent part of my childhood in New 
Jersey, where on one cold morning, I was walking 
around the neighborhood with a newly acquired pair 
of cowboy cap guns. I had on my little belt 
with my holsters and guns, and I was feeling 
pretty tough. 
   But a couple of young hoodlums spotted me 
and started pushing me around. Even worse, they 
confiscated my cap guns and started laughing at me. With 
empty holsters, I went home crying. 
   Then I told my brother what happened and 
asked him to help me get my guns back. He was five 
years older than me and a lot bigger. 
   So we went back and found the guys with 
my guns. Feeling great courage, I walked up and 
demanded that they give my guns back. My newfound 
boldness, however, didnt come from who I was but 
because of who was with me. 
   Psalm 91:4 tells us, He shall cover 
you with His feathers, and under His wings you 
shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield 
and buckler (NKJV). 
   God will put His wings around us. He will 
protect us. And because of this, the psalmist is 
saying, we dont have to be afraid. Why? Because 
Hes with us. 
   In addition, verses 9 and 10 include a 
promise: Because you have made the Lord, who is my 
refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no 
evil shall befall you (NKJV). 
   As we look at a frightening world, we can 
have courage - not because of who we are, but 
because God is with us. [Greg Laurie from Harvest 
Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com] 


   My son, Addison, is my resident snuggler. 
Even though he is ten, he will still crawl in bed 
next to me and add his warmth to mine. As I throw 
the blankets over him, he tucks his head under 
my chin. His feather-soft hair tickles my face. 
He falls asleep in seconds, nestled in the 
crook of my arm. In that place of warmth and 
safety, Addison knows he is loved and cared for. 
   There is something so delicious about 
snuggling in with Mom and Dad, especially during the 
winter months here in the San Francisco Bay Area. 
The wind is whipping the trees, and rain is 
pattering against the windows. But weather doesn't 
matter to Addison. Storms come and go but as long 
as Addison is near us, he feels safe. He knows 
Scott and I are looking out for him. There is no 
reason for him to worry. 
   Just like Addison, we all long to be safe 
and loved. Jesus is the One Who offers us peace 
and comfort in the harsh winter days of life. 
When the days are dark, He invites us to come 
close. He longs to hold us near until our pounding 
hearts and worried minds are settled in the 
richness of His faithfulness. He opens His arms of 
protection to us, covering up our fear with His truth - 
the truth that He is caring for us and guarding 
us with His life. There is nothing that He 
wouldn't and hasn't done on our behalf. Whatever 
fears and changes life has for us, Jesus has one 
plan: to keep us tucked in close to His side, 
knowing that we are loved.  by Susanna Foth 
   Faith Step: Wrap yourself in a cozy 
blanket and have a talk with Jesus. Feel His love 
and protection surround you in this moment. 
[Mornings With Jesus 2018 Devotional by Guideposts and 

   My oldest grandson, Wesley, was turning 
sixteen and our large, rambunctious clan had 
gathered to celebrate him. Wes ran track, had good 
grades, played guitar, and was about to get his 
driver's license. That last part worried me. Teen 
drivers often drive too fast, and even if they know 
better, they sometimes text or talk on the phone. 
Wesley's parents had bought him a safe car to drive. 
He'd taken drivers' education and demonstrated 
good driving skills. Still, I worried. Every day 
I asked Jesus to protect Wes. 
   Awaking with a start on Saturday night, I 
looked at the clock - 11:15 p.m. Wes had a curfew 
of 11:00 p.m. Was he at home? Was he safe? Fear 
overtook me as I thought of all the scary things that 
could happen to a new driver. Weekend nights were 
especially dangerous with more impaired drivers on the 
road. I got up and started to pace the floor. How 
many nights had I done this when my own kids were 
teenagers? I thought about calling him, but that would 
have been over the top. I thought being a 
grandparent was supposed to be easier than being a 
   There was only one thing for me to do. I 
crept back into the bedroom, grabbed my Bible from 
the bedside table, went into the living room, 
and turned to Psalm 91, a Scripture passage of 
protection. Reading Psalm 91 never failed to calm me 
when I was most worried. I loved the image of 
being covered with heavenly feathers and finding 
refuge under those wings. I read this, my favorite 
Psalm, three times. Finally, my anxiety soothed, I 
was ready to go back to bed and sleep, secure in 
my Lord's promise of protection for Wesley. Pat 
Butler Dyson 
   Faith Step: Read Psalm 91 aloud when you 
are feeling anxious. [Mornings With Jesus 2021 
Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan re 1 Peter 5:7] 


Why compare God to a bird? 
   Mother birds are known for the protection 
they give their young, especially beneath their 
own wings. Jesus used a similar metaphor when he 
longed to gather the city of Jerusalem under his 
wings (Luke 13:34). The softness of a bird's 
protection is balanced by the hard, solid protection of 
a shield in the second half of the verse. God 
provides both for his people. [Quest SB] 


   An article in National Geographic several 
years ago provided a penetrating picture of God's 
   After a forest fire in Yellowstone 
National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a 
mountain to assess the inferno's damage. One ranger 
found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched 
statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. 
   Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he 
knocked over the bird with a stick. When he struck 
it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their 
dead mother's wings. 
   The loving mother, keenly aware of 
impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the 
base of the tree and had gathered them under her 
wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke 
would rise. She could have flown to safety, but 
had refused to abandon her babies. 
   When the blaze had arrived and the heat 
had scorched her small body, the mother had 
remained steadfast. Because she had been willing to 
die, that those under the cover of her wings 
would live . . . 
   "He will cover you with His feathers, and 
under His wings you will find refuge." Psalm 91:4 
   Being loved this much should make a 
difference in your life. Remember the One who loves you 
and then, be different because of it. [source 


   My college friends and I barely escaped a 
West Texas storm before it pummeled the park 
where we were spending a Saturday afternoon. As we 
were leaving, my buddy brought the car to a 
sudden stop and gestured to a tender sight on the 
ground. A mother bird sat exposed to the rain, her 
wing extended over her baby who had fallen out of 
the nest. The fierce storm prohibited her from 
returning to the tree, so she covered her child until 
the wind passed. 
   From how many winds is God protecting 
you? His wing, at this moment, shields you. A 
slanderous critic heading toward your desk is 
interrupted by a phone call. A burglar en route to your 
house has a flat tire. A drunk driver runs out of 
gas before your car passes his. God, your 
guardian, protects you from 
      	every trap (Ps. 91:3);
      	the fatal plague (Ps. 91:3);
      	the plague that stalks in 
darkness (Ps. 91:6); 
      	the terrors of the nightthe 
dangers of the day (Ps. 91:5). 
      	One translation boldly promises: 
Nothing bad will happen to you (Ps. 91:10 NCV). 
   Then why does it? someone erupts. 
Explain my job transfer. Or the bum who called 
himself my dad. Or the death of our child. If God 
is our guardian, why do bad things happen to 
   Have they? Have bad things really 
happened to you? You and God may have different 
definitions for the word bad. 
   God views your life the way you view a 
movie after youve read the book. When something 
bad happens, you feel the air sucked out of the 
theater. Everyone else gasps at the crisis on the 
screen. Not you. Why? Youve read the book. You 
know how the good guy gets out of the tight spot. 
God views your life with the same confidence. 
Hes not only read your storyhe wrote it. His 
perspective is different, and his purpose is clear. 
   God uses struggles to toughen our 
spiritual skin. 
   Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when 
tests and challenges come at you from all sides. 
You know that under pressure, your faith-life is 
forced into the open and shows its true colors. So 
dont try to get out of anything prematurely. Let 
it do its work so you become mature and 
well-developed, not deficient in any way. (James 1:2"4) 
   Trust him. But when I am afraid, I put 
my trust in you (Ps. 56:3). Join with 
Isaiah, who resolved, I will trust in him and not 
be afraid (Isa. 12:2). 
   God is directing your steps and 
delighting in every detail of your life (Ps. 
37:23"24). In fact, thats his car pulling over to 
the side of the road. Thats God opening the 
door. And thats you climbing into the passenger 
   There now, dont you feel safer knowing 
he is in control? [Max Lucado Daily Devotional 
at maxlucado.com] 


He that by faith chooses God for his 
protector, shall find all in him that he needs or can 
desire. [Matthew Henry Commentary] 


Psalm 91:4 - God's Faithfulness And Truth 
Will Protect And Preserve Us. 


Psalm 91:1 - Promises with a Prerequisite.


Psalm 91:1 - Living in Gods Presence.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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