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Psalm 91 He who dwells 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 I will trust.â€


3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler

And from the perilous pestilence.

4 He shall cover you with His feathers,

And under His wings you shall take refuge;

His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,

Nor of the arrow that flies by day,

6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,

Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.


7 A thousand may fall at your side,

And ten thousand at your right hand;

But it shall not come near you.

8 Only with your eyes shall you look,

And see the reward of the wicked.


9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,

Even the Most High, your dwelling place,

10 No evil shall befall you,

Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,

To keep you in all your ways.

12 In their hands they shall bear you up,

Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,

The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.


14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;

I will set him on high, because he has 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 honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy him,

And show him My salvation.â€

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When I was in the hospital as a new believer, my pastor shared 1 Peter 1:3-9


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, 5 who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.


Verse 6 especially ministered to me; you know best what your Dad needs.



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When I just need pure comfort, I turn to Isaiah 43:


“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name, you are mine.

2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;

when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,

and the flame shall not consume you.

3 For I am the Lord your God,

the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

. . .

4 Because you are precious in my eyes,

and honored, and I love you,


<3 <3 <3

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Well, my dad isn't looking well. He's very grey. Looks beaten down. He's not in the mood for chatting or joking, which is unlike him.


They can't find the source of his infection. Basically, his infectious disease doctor is stumped. So, they keep running tests and cultures, and giving him antibiotics. And he keeps spiking fevers and having high white blood cell counts.


Dad seemed, well, kinda defeated today.

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My dad's favorite:


Isaiah 40:31


But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.


I'm sorry to hear bad news, Bethany. You are always in my thoughts. This passage was particularly important to my dad as a polio survivor. I like to think that he's able to run now.


Strength and peace to you and your dad.

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Bethany, my dad had COPD and was in and out of the hospital MANY times before he finally passed. One of his favorite passages was John 14:2-4. In my Father's home are many mansion. If I go to prepare a place for you, surely I will return to take you there. (VERY abridged!) But it always comforted him to know that when his time came, he would go with God. Like I said, he was sick a lot, and at death's door several times before he finally passed. He was miserable, and was looking forward to that trip.

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