I love reading and listening to the Psalms and often I get stuck there for months at a time. I am not sure why or how, there is just something I really love about them. There are times when I feel exactly like David did as he poured his heart out to God and times when I feel glad not to be in the same position or remotely close to the agony he felt.
I along with my older sister and brother were made to repeat the whole chapter every morning on the way to school. We started with one verse and worked our way up. I don't know how long it took for us to get all of Psalms 91 memorized but eventually it happened.
For some reason my mother thought this Psalm was necessary for us all to know. 20 years later I still love this Psalm so much. It holds promises in every area of life. God is promising to keep us safe when everything around us looks shaky. He is promising to send his Angels out on our behalf to keep us safe. He is telling us we have eternal life and salvation and he will prove it to us.
I still run this scripture over in my mind almost everyday and I really wish I still had the entire thing memorized but I always get thrown off around the 10th verse or so. I really should take the time to re-memorize it just to get in the habit of saying it to myself every day again especially with everything that is going on around us.
For me, it is too stressful and draining to watch the local news and keep track of all the murders, robberies and wrong-doings on a daily basis. I try to limit myself to watching the national news as they focus more on things everyone needs to know and less on bad and fearful news to keep people hooked while their ratings go up.
Me not watching the news is not going to keep bad things from happening but it will keep me from ruminating about those things in my mind.
I would rather ruminate over the promises of God's good health for me and peace as I sleep and have faith that he will keep his word concerning me and my family and all others that put their trust in him.
What scriptures give you the most comfort and guidance and peace in the midst of storms?