He will cover you with His feathers;
you will take refuge under His wings.
His faithfulness will be a protective shield.
Psalms 91:4 HCSB
Did you catch that?
HIS faithfulness will be my protection.
Because my faithfulness is fickle. It fluctuates with my circumstances. It wanes as dark times invade. It swells when the winds of good favor blow.
My faithfulness falters in the midst of a battle. It must be bolstered by the prayers of others. It must be stoked and fanned into mere sparks.
No, my faithfulness does not shield me from my enemies or push back the darkness.
HIS faithfulness does.
His faithfulness is never changing. It is not determined by my merit or my righteousness. It is not biased or self-serving.
His faithfulness cannot be measured. It has no limits. It’s reach is higher than the heavens and deeper than the depths of the oceans.
HIS faithfulness offers a shield of protection, a refuge in the storms of life, and warmth and security in times of trouble because this is who God is.
My misplaced, feeble faithfulness so often does not accept His offer because this is who I am.