3.26.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. Psalm 91:5. Terror.

PRAYER: Please pray for continued healing of our nation and world.

DEVOTION: “Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:5‬

Interesting word choice here. Terror. Pretty terrifying word.

When you think of terror, it’s usually something pretty bad, pretty life changing in one way or another. So, for Moses to say that we should not be afraid of the terror….must mean he’s got some pretty strong reasons up his sleeve. The surrounding verses continue to speak to his reasoning. Faith, trust, hope. All the attributes of our God that he has been discussing through the first few verses of this Psalm.

So. Let’s not be afraid of the terror, nor the arrows that fly by day. Again, pretty alarming and ghastly thought. Not sure how many arrows you’ve dodged today….oh….you thought I meant physical arrows. Maybe not, maybe he’s talking about the struggles and issues you had today. Ever heard the phrase “you dodged that bullet”? Kind of the same idea here. Let’s dodge some arrows, let’s let God ward them off for us…

What arrows are you dodging today? Let God in on the issues. Let him help and hold you so the arrows that come your way are deflected and absorbed by his strength and hope and love.

2 Comments

  1. Suzanne on March 27, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    I watched reruns the TV show Criminal Minds until I fell asleep. I would wake in a panic because the TV was still on, my ears would hear, I would dream that I was either the victim or the criminal. There is something about the night that can turn fear into terror. I didn’t need to make it worse. Now, I choose better shows or none at all. God is waiting to give us what we need, we just have to open the door and close others.

  2. Peggy Ferguson on March 28, 2020 at 1:29 am

    Wow , this picture looks like it did when I drove home in the snow , this week I think or last week some time. It seems all the days are just blending together since all the virus reared its ugliness. I didnt realize how much I must have been holding in, with all the stress at work , the Doctors not even knowing how we are going to handle the scenarios that are developing in trying to care for patients. It has been non stop at work , and I didnt realize that I guess it has felt like terror bottled up inside, and tonight while singing so many songs with you on the livestream , it just all came out in tears and just a welling up of so much stuck down inside. God is so good to give us the times we need to just cry when we need to , to just let it all go, tonight ” at our livestream concert” was like that. You dont know how much these livestream shows mean to me and I am sure to many others, you are so good to do them and it is what makes us family, dont you think? Even with my family here I tend to keep to myself a great deal, and music and songs have always been a balm to my soul. So yeah, it has felt like dodging alot of arrows at work these last few weeks, and today was a respite being off , and it took all day to just let my guard down in my emotions to realize how much it all has really been affecting me, so tonight , praising with you, I was finally able to relax and let it all go Dave , thank you so much, for being there for us. I dont know if you can read any notes we write on the buydpstuff.com orders when we donate, so if you cant, just wanted to thank you again for tonght, and if you feel up to doing it again tomorrow, Saturday, it is a major blessing to me when you do , but of course I understand if it is too much, hope to see you tonorrow.

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