Read Psalm 91:4-10

“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings, shalt thou trust; his truth shall be thy shield and buckler” (v. 4).

This scripture passage is often misused by people to support the belief that Christians will never be ill or suffer loss in a physical sense. To understand how to live these verses requires one to be surrendered to the absolute will of God. We must recognize that God’s ways are indeed higher than our ways. That we are looking at the happenings of this life from Earth’s point of view while He is allowing events to transpire based on heaven’s purpose. The fact that some of the negative events described here may happen to us does not mean that His care for us is any less, nor that we have “fallen through the cracks” of His consideration or become a disposable commodity. It does mean that He is using us to see His will accomplished. It is through these times that we learn to run under His wings and take strength from His truth. Understanding the deeper truths of God’s love for us enables us to see that he truly does care for us as individuals as well as a creation of never dying souls. (Tim J. Brubeck)

“The flames shall not hurt thee, I only design thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine” (John Rippon).