This series of pandemic devotionals are designed to be daily (we hope) podcasts we will run over the course of this COVID-19 pandemic. Each episode will publish at the beginning of the day. Each episode will provide a brief summary of the major news about the pandemic for the day and then a short Biblical devotional aimed to strengthen our listeners in the midst of the crisis. Feel free to share these episodes with your friends as they become available.

JB Shreve and LynnDee Summer look at living through a pandemic and how history frequently tells the story of statistics of death and despair but there are individual stories of hope, life, and survival. This is the story of Psalm 91.

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

He Himself will deliver you from the hunter’s net,
from the destructive plague.

He will cover you with His feathers;
you will take refuge under His wings.
His faithfulness will be a protective shield.

You will not fear the terror of the night,
the arrow that flies by day,
the plague that stalks in darkness,
or the pestilence that ravages at noon.

Though a thousand fall at your side
and ten thousand at your right hand,
the pestilence will not reach you.

You will only see it with your eyes
and witness the punishment of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord—my refuge,
the Most High—your dwelling place,
no harm will come to you;
no plague will come near your tent.

For He will give His angels orders concerning you,
to protect you in all your ways.
They will support you with their hands
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the young lion and the serpent.

Because he is lovingly devoted to Me,
I will deliver him;
I will protect him because he knows My name.

 

When he calls out to Me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble.
I will rescue him and give him honor.

 

I will satisfy him with a long life
and show him My salvation.

Psalm 91