Cause and Effect

My thoughts today are about, “cause and effect.”

“If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home

Psalm 91:9-10 NLT.

This is the fifth segment of our inspirational study of one of my favorite Bible passages. Psalm 91. If you are just joining our study, I hope you will take the time to read the preceding postings in EveryDay Life at our website:

The Bible offers absolute promises and stunning outcomes. When you do what you can and should, God will do what only He can. Faith and trust, as well as obedience, are your correct responses to God. God offers His grace, without measure. In response, you and I should love Him and serve Him faithfully.

Your trust allows God to achieve His will in any situation. As your faith-response to God increases, your fellowship with God expands. When you align your heart’s profession with God’s Word and His will, powerful changes result. That is the principle of cause and effect. For continued emphasis, the writer repeats his thoughts from verse one and two.

“If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.” Psalm 91:9-10.

The Bible is clear. The promise and principle that keeps you safe from every evil the enemy of your soul plots against you is this: “The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to Him and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10 NLT.

In your own strength and cleverness, you are no match for the schemes of your  avowed enemy, the devil. You were never meant to battle him in your strength alone. Only by the powerful Word of God and the power of the Spirit of God will you prevail. Paul was clear, “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then . .” Read Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV.

Your profession of faith in God and assurance of His Word become the source upon which God accomplishes His will. What you decide and declare releases God’s faithful response. God is your safe place where, “neither evil nor plague,” will touch you or your home. “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 NIV. That describes our God’s character, and the love of His Son, Who died on a cross for yours and my redemption.

Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Maybe, what you are doing is not working? When that happens, doing more of the same is not a way to solve a problem. God’s Word will give you wisdom and power to walk and live in victory through Christ.

My prayer for you today is to live with joy and gratitude for Father’s faithfulness.

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