From The Chaplain’s Desk

Ron Fraser, Transport for Christ President
August 2023

Protection in the Midst of Trials

Psalm 91

This psalm contains truly incredible promises of protection in the midst of trials. We would probably prefer it if God’s protection meant we didn’t have to go through trials. But to be delivered “from the snare of the fowler, and from the deadly pestilence,” there must be someone trying to trap you or a pestilence threatening your life. And if “a thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand,” then you must be in a location where people are perishing right and left (Ps. 91:7, KJV).

Because you have made God your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place, no evil shall happen to you; neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. (Ps. 91:9-10).

God doesn’t always promise to keep us from scary situations. But He does promise to be there for us in the trials. He’s promising that we don’t have to live in fear because He’s got us. We can trust Him.

We all know good Christian people who’ve gone through terrible trials. They have been fired from jobs for their faith, seen their children die, battled chronic health issues for years, and a whole host of other things. But even in the midst of everything falling apart, we have to believe God keeps His promises. Perfect faithfulness is one of the things that makes God who He is, God. The promises of protection here are real.

You can contact Ron Fraser, Transport for Christ President at 717-426-9977.