Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.
Pause in his presence
Lenten Reflection: God has promised to be our Shelter. He wants to be the One to whom we run when we are afraid. If you feel afraid during this time of the dread disease, please ask God to take those fears and increase your faith. Then trust him to act on his promise. He will take your soul to a place of rest beyond the reach of evil.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being my shelter. I place my trust in you alone! In Jesus’ name. Amen.