And I said to the Lord,
Lord, You have been our dwelling place for all of our lives –
Before the mountains pushed their way out of the earth
Or the oceans were carved into the ground and were filled with Your tears
From forever to forever—
You are God –
And I, who dwell in the heart of You
I will also abide under Your Shadow, the Almighty God
And I will say of You,
“You are my refuge in times of grief
And my fortress in times of trouble and sorrow.
You are my God, in You I will trust.”
And the Lord God responded to me,
Because she has set her love upon Me, I will deliver her.
I will bring her up to the high places because she is known to Me.
She will call upon Me and I will answer her.
I will be with her in times of trouble.
I will deliver her and comfort her in her sorrow
With abiding love, will I heal her and show her My salvation.
Excerpts from Psalm 91, an interpretation after the NKJV, in tribute and memory of a friend’s sudden loss of a loved one