God Is…, Session 6: Free Student Devotion, “Shield of Protection”

This is the free student devotional for God Is…, Session 6: God Is Faithful.


What situations or circumstances make you feel vulnerable or scared? Name them in prayer, inviting God to teach you today more about who He is in those situations.

He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield. —Psalm 91:4

Read Psalm 91:1-4 in your Bible. Note words or phrases that teach you about God and His faithfulness.

• Notice the imagery you can find in the passage that alludes to God’s protection. Use the space below to draw a picture of the image that stands out the most to you.

• How is faithfulness a form of protection?

• How many times does the word “will” appear in verses 3-4? What does that word teach you about God’s faithfulness?

The Point

Because God is faithful, we can trust Him to act according to His goodness and faithfulness in all situations, even the difficult ones. His faithfulness will be a protective shield, because it will always cover us.

Behind the Story

The figurative language used in Psalm 91—a shadow, refuge, fortress, protective shield, and feathers and wings—express confidence in God’s nurture and protection. Most of the psalms are prayers to God or songs of praise, but Psalm 91 (except verse 2) is God’s assurance to those who worship Him.


Think back to the situations that make you feel vulnerable or scared. Thank God that He will cover you with His feathers and His faithfulness will be your protective shield. Write the words of verse 2 in agreement with the psalmist over your specific circumstance. Repeat them to God as a prayer.

For further study on God’s faithfulness as your protection, read 2 Thessalonians 3:3 and 2 Timothy 4:18.

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