Gay Christian Devotion

Psalm 91 (King James Version)

1He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.


You may remember the school bully. As long as you were with somebody bigger than the bully, like a parent or a big brother, you were safe. The closer you stayed to that big person, the safer you were. The safest place to be was so close that you were in the shadow of your parent or big brother.

There are spiritual bullies too. They may use words that can puncture the soul, wound the spirit, leaving people emotionally and spiritually winded. Some of those words are fag, dyke, pervert, Sodomite, abomination. You dwell not just close to God, but in the Most High. That means you are in Christ, in God. You are in the shadow of the Almighty, and the Almighty is bigger than those spiritual bullies. There is no need to fear for your salvation. The bullies cannot take from away what God gave you, salvation. This psalm reminds gay, bisexual and transgendered people of the assurance of God's protection.