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From Psalm 91

Hope from Today's Reading:

"A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you." (Psalm 91:7 ESV)

I'm not sure there's a better story to explain Psalm 91:7 than what happened in Lee County, Alabama, one month ago yesterday. A deadly EF4 tornado tore through the town, destroying nearly every inch of seventy-two-year-old Earnestine Reese's home, save one small space: the closet she'd long used for prayer.


"A thousand may fall," Psalm 91:7 says, "ten thousand at your right hand." Right beside you, all around you, hundreds of thousands gone. Save you. Why? Verse 9 explains, "Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place."


This may not always be physical. This may not always look the way you think it should. This may not always be as tangible as a standing prayer closet after a tornado rips apart a town. But its truth stands firm for those who love Him: "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways" (v. 11).


Hopefully yours,




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