Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Psalm 91

Remember a couple-three decades ago when those snake-charming ministries made the news because they just couldn’t pray the deadly snake venom out of a few of their members and pastors? Verse 13 reminded me of those ministries and how and why they may have gotten their start. And who knows, maybe they were able to tame cobras and rattlesnakes through miraculous prayer, but I’m not sure my faith is strong enough to be part of a Sunday service like that. And that thought led me to think about how strong my faith might actually be (or not be) and if David’s words in this psalm are indeed a testimony to my lack of it. But I don’t think so. Because while these words of David’s are hard to explain to those who pray super hard for things and don’t receive them, I still feel like my faith lies somewhere deeper than the Earthly protection which David describes. In other words, I have to look beyond both my trials and my blessings on Earth to know that no matter what, as long as I cling to God and His Word, I am safe – even if I don’t recover from a deadly snake bite.

Sum it up:

Those who rest in God’s Word
Can rest easy.
He is the only shelter.
He is the only cure.
His is the only life
You should see.

And if you cling to this,
You will be safe always.

Writing prompt: snake charmer

Write about some aspect of Christianity that you just can’t get behind, and ask God to help you understand it better and clarify your thoughts and beliefs about it.


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