Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Christian's Insurance Policy

Wow, did 2015 ever start with a bang!
Already it has been an eventful year with many changes and issues to face.
But the Lord gave me the assurance that He would fight my battles for me.
Isn’t it wonderful that we can trust Him to take care of us.
I am leaning on Psalm 91 for strength.

Psalm 91
1  He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6  Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9  Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10  There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11  For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12  They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13  Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14  Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16  With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

 A dear friend shared with me that this is called the Christian's Insurance Policy.

Also a song that has been especially meaningful at this time,
written by Fanny Crosby, is “Draw Me Nearer”. 

Draw Me Nearer
Fanny J. Crosby, pub.1875

I am Thine, O Lord, I have heard Thy voice,
And it told Thy love to me;
But I long to rise in the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee.

Draw me nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To the cross where Thou hast died;
Draw me nearer, nearer, nearer blessed Lord,
To Thy precious, bleeding side.

Consecrate me now to Thy service, Lord,
By the pow’r of grace divine;
Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope,
And my will be lost in Thine.

Oh, the pure delight of a single hour
That before Thy throne I spend,
When I kneel in prayer, and with Thee, my God
I commune as friend with friend!

There are depths of love that I cannot know
Till I cross the narrow sea;
There are heights of joy that I may not reach
Till I rest in peace with Thee.

As time is drawing to an end, this is my prayer.

  Sharing a card that I made recently.

Have a wonderful week and please leave a comment. 

They are such an encouragement to me.


  1. Thank you Marilyn for this beautiful and uplifting scripture and hymn. Just what I needed to be reminded of at this moment in time. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I adore the colour combo! So elegant and pretty. Superb!

  2. Ahhhh sis such a wonderfully precious passage from the word of God...

    Here we find true hope and comfort.

    Great hymn by Fanny Crosby!!! Love it and your card with your new die cut is just superb. Shaz in Oz.x

  3. Good evening, dear friend! What a beautiful post. This portion of Scripture is such a blessing and I can see why you are leaning upon it for strength.

    And the words from Fanny Crosby are simply precious - amen! Enjoy your weekend :) Hugs to you!

  4. You have shared some excellent scripture verses here, dear Mehrll. So inspiring, encouraging and uplifting to the soul. Bless you!
    Draw me nearer, blessed Lord, to the cross where Thou has died is now pressed upon my heart and I shall be humming that through out the day,I just know it. :-)

    Sweet blessings to you.


  5. This is one of my very favorite hymns! May we always desire an increased nearness with our Lord!
    Thank you so much for your encouraging words about my Scripture tag! I'm so happy you stopped by! :o)