Psalm 91:14-16 (ESV)

“Because he loves Me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call on Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation.”


When we think of God’s promise to Abraham, He brings all that He is and enters into a covenant with this mortal man. There is nothing that Abraham can offer God, as if God were in need. In this psalm, we see a similar gap between what we bring and what God provides. The writer does not bring anything that God needs. All he has to offer is his heart. On the other hand, God brings all that the writer needs and more.

What is it that you need at this time? Where can you find it? Where can you go to see your needs fulfilled? Is it a place, is it a person or is it an organisation? God’s promises in these few verses show us a picture of the one true source, God Himself. God’s heart towards those He loves can be measured in this way, He gave His Son in your place. Knowing this, it moves our heart to love Him and to want to know Him.

Prayer outline:

Reflect on each of the following promises, taking note of how God has fulfilled these to you and write them down.
I will: rescue him, protect him, answer him, be with him, deliver him, honour him, satisfy him, show him My salvation.

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