A Psalm for Our Soldiers

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,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“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 honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Psalm 91

I’m thankful for the veterans and soldiers who have fought and continue to fight so that we may be free. It’s amazing to me how many men and women willingly put their lives in the line of fire for us. I am not that brave! Thank you for your courage.

I’m especially thankful for my grandfathers who both served in WWII. I honor both of you on this special day. Thank you for your example of bravery, discipline, and commitment. We grandkids have all benefited from your hard work and service!

I pray this psalm over all our soldiers and especially over our veterans who face many difficulties when they return. We need to do a better job supporting them.

Interested in helping veterans in your area? Check out volunteer opportunities here:

http://www.volunteer.va.gov/apps/VolunteerNow/

If you see a veteran this week, tell them you appreciate their service. Thank you can go a long way :)