Recently, I have heard several interpretations of Psalm 91. Each of them brought the passage alive in a unique way. I have felt drawn to add my voice to the narrative…but I can’t seem to find the right words. So instead, I want to hear what this passage means to you (maybe I will write another post at a later date).

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on 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.”

Some insights to get your creative juices flowing

Pastor Wade Dickson – Psalm 91 – October 18, 2020

Rev. James E. Laurence, My Pastoral Ponderings – Sonnet for Psalm 91



  1. Ah, a favorite psalm of mine! In short, for me this means He is a protection so complete I need fear nothing. It does not promise we won’t face many a battle, but it does remind that He is there with us through it all, our shield and our fortress. Yet, it also evokes in me the thought of something more tender than that, a Father wrapping us securely in His arms. ❤

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  2. This Psalm promises defense for abiding children of God. Defense happens to be one of the things countries budget huge amount of money for every year (yet, nations are vulnerable) which is for free in God’s kingdom. We should be excited about that.

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  3. My granddaughters just finished memorizing this Psalm. It has always been a favorite of mine. I was given a melody for the first 6 verses and have been singing it when healing has taken place. I’ve also seen the recording of the song used to encourage, even in places I didn’t know it had gone. (I sent a tape to “Any Soldier” during the first Gulf War, and it ended up in the hands of a chaplain, who used it in his services. So I “sang to the troops”!)

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