Snatch and Preserve


For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

– Psalm 91:3 ESV

God’s promise to you in this verse is that He will deliver you from two things—the snare of the fowler and the deadly pestilence.

A fowler hunts birds. He sets baited snares to trap, kill, and eat them. This may be totally acceptable and even necessary for survival (one has to eat) but not when you’re the bird.

In this verse, the “fowler” refers to our enemy, the devil, who comes to kill, steal, and destroy. The “deadly pestilence” refers to any contagious, infectious, destructive epidemic, as well as any sickness, plague, or calamity. But…

The Lord will “deliver you.” The word deliver means—to snatch you out and remove you from danger; to rescue, recover, and preserve you.

God doesn’t just snatch you from the danger. As He continues to watch, guard, and protect you, He removes you from the danger while reviving and restoring you. Jesus is your Rescuer and Life Preserver. Receive this promise from your Father today, and declare it over your life.

Proverbs 3:26 (NLT) says, “For the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.” He will not only keep you from getting caught in a trap, but He will also give you refuge when you need it. Psalm 18:30 (NIV) says, “He shields all who take refuge in him.”

Prayer Focus

  • Thank the Lord for His never ending Presence with you and for His care and protection.
  • Declare the truth of God’s delivering and preserving power over your life, your family, and your friends.
Janice Buckson

Janice Buckson

Janice is a retired home-educator who's married to her high school sweetheart. Together they enjoy fun family times with their children and grandkids, quiet walks on the beach and the adventures of road trips. Her deepest desires are to grow in Christ and encourage others with His Word.
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