While You are Waiting, God is Working + Psalm 91 Declaration

While you are waitingA few days ago, I was standing in a long queue at an airport in New Zealand.
My passport was rejected by the computer system, the Australian border was closed, and I didn’t know whether I was going to get back home to my family or not—except, for trusting in God.

  • That the miracle He had started, he would complete

My iPad had some battery charge left, so I opened my Strong’s concordance App. When you hold your finger down on the word, a pop-up box appears, that gives insights into the meaning of the Hebrew word.

There I was, looking at Psalm 91, standing in a check-in queue, utterly exhausted.

“He who dwells in the shelter of the most high shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” (Ps 91:1)

I selected the word “dwells”.
What immediately struck me, is that it also means to sit down. To be seated.

The image I had in that moment, was of sitting in a strong, rocky place, under a ledge.
In a storm, with a battle all around.
I was aware of vibrant green moss, that clung to the rock around me.

You Have a Hiding Place

In that moment at the airport, that single word, “dwells” , or “sits” confounded me, because of its simplicity.

You may be in this very situation right now.
It may be a time when you’ve got nothing left, and it feels like there’s nothing you can do.
You’ve run out, and all you can do is trust.

Everything may be roaring around you, and the enemy may be coming at you full force.
But there is a hiding place.

A Message: You Will Flourish in the Trial

“I was aware of vibrant green moss, that clung to the rock around me.”

I didn’t pay attention to the detail of the moss, until I began to write this post—and I believe this is a word for someone reading this:

“Beloved, see how the moss flourishes, as it clings to the rock it grows from.
I am with you, and my mercy is abundant towards you.
In the hard place; in the time of trouble, this is your time to shine and grow richly.
Simply by clinging to me, by leaning upon Me,  your life is a testimony to many.
And those who have said, “It is impossible to flourish under such circumstances” will be amazed by you.
Know that in Me, you are unshakeable”, says the Lord.

Watch as God Moves on Your Behalf

Your Father wants you to know that you may have run out of answers, but He is never out of options.

He says, “Beloved, sit. Dwell.”

What does this mean? He is talking about having an attitude of trust. Of dependency. Hear God say,
“While you are waiting, I am working.
While you are trusting, I am moving.”

“This is your gift from Me.
Child, be seated, and watch as I move on your behalf.”

Hi from Isolation in Australia 🙂

P.S. Yes, I did make it home and am currently on day 4 of a 14 day self-isolation period, in Melbourne, Australia.
Right now, I’m praying for you, wherever you are in the world; receive courage and peace, my friend.
You are not alone.

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Are you in isolation, lockdown or quarantine also? Let us know how you’re going. Share your experiences and prayer requests, and I’d love to hear what Scriptures you’re meditating on.

Declaration from Psalm 91

(Based on Psalm 91:1-6, 9-16, NKJV)

“I dwell in the secret place of the Most High and I abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I trust!”
Surely He is delivering me from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.
He covers me with His feathers and under His wings I take refuge.
His truth is my shield and buckler.
I am not afraid of the terror by night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor the destruction that lays waste at noon day.

Because I have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, my dwelling place, no evil shall befall me, nor shall any plague come near my dwelling!
For He gives His angels charge over me, to keep me in all my ways. In their hands they bear me up, lest I dash my foot against a stone.

I tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent (every demonic power [2] ), I trample underfoot.
Because I have set my love upon God, He delivers me. He sets me on high, because I have known His name.
I call upon God, and He answers me; He is with me in trouble; He delivers me and honors me.
With long life, He satisfies me, and shows me His salvation.”

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[1] Strong’s H3427
[2] See Luke 10:19

See Related Post: God Says, “While You Are Wondering, I am Working”

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Enliven Ministries
In the David McCracken Ministries family

85 thoughts on “While You are Waiting, God is Working + Psalm 91 Declaration”

  1. Sheila M Herrera

    Hi, this is my first time posting anything! I wanted to share this dream I had because I feel like I need to share. This scripture is on God’s perfect timing. Well my dream was about myself being in a house but it was demonic. I can see and feel the evil force trying to torment me so I can see myself speaking in tongues. The more I was speaking in tongues the more the demonic force was and it was making it harder for me to pray. This lady showed up I guess to help me. She said get a towel from the bathroom and write the word covered on it but my thought was I don’t want to right now. Then she was showing me another way to be covered or protected by a small room. Then I walked to the front door as I opened it I seen a string force of a hurricane but I knew it wasn’t good and o woke up around 3am lastnight. Holy spirit started to show me we may be experiencing demonic forces and the Earth is going through a trial as a nation but we are covered or protected. Holy spirit reminded me when I come to my secret place of praying I use the restroom ?. So keep on praying no matter what and continue to seek him as your being covered.

    1. That’s a very meaningful dream, Sheila. Certainly your call to pray and God’s assurance of covering for you.
      If you look up Streams Ministries and John Paul Jackson’s YouTube videos on dream interpretation, they do have teaching on symbols. I have a feeling the restroom represents cleansing? 🙂

    2. Hi Helen, How are you and your family? I’m not in a totaly lockdown or quarantine .
      But I’m in my birth country Suriname (until now a low risc country, with 5 import corona coming from europe and Miami. I’m living in Europe and yearly I pass the wintertime in my tropical birth country, since I’m retired.
      But the governments instruction is to stay home if you don’!
      t have any serious thing to do on the street. To cut it short, i use my time to write encouragements and other words that the Lord is speaking to me, and I share them on Fb, my whatsapp contacts etc. I see this time as a time to get closer and deeper in/with Jesus and asking more than I was been doing before, what He, the Holy Spirit wants me to share with the people.
      I don’t know when I shall return to europe again because there is a lockdown for passenger planes. I have to leave 29 april, but I’m waiting to see hear what will be the instruction. Two days ago the Spirit dropped the song in me: God will make a way where the seemed to be no way. So I hold on to that promise. I’m calm and at peace. My family in Europe especially my daughter is worried, that if “something” happens they cannot come to me and I cannot come to them. I can only encourage her/ them to stay in rest and focus on the Lord. Everyday I text them so they can know how I’m coping day by day. JESUS IS THE ONLY ANSWER AND THE ONLY WAY TO OVERCOME THIS SEASON TO COME IN YHE NEW SEASON WITH HIM.
      God bless you and your family,


      1. You are in his hands, Lucia. Praying for you right now
        May your ministry of encouragement flourish and bear much fruit

  2. Hello Helen & thank you again for your post! It brings encouragement & confirmation of what I believe God is working out for us!
    We are doing ok & staying at our cabin for a while during this time but also believing that God is doing a mighty & deep work in His children. We know He did not cause this virus but we also know He is with us in it & believe as we remain faithful to Him & trust & rest in Him during this time that many will be drawn to Him & be gloriously saved!
    My husband & I have been reading Psalm 118 & 27, Isaiah 41:10, 43:1-2, as well as a reading aloud a book called ABBA’s Child & it’s been such a blessing to us!
    God bless you Helen & keep you healthy in your close walk with Father!


    1. Such great Scriptures, Bev! I pray you and your husband go to rich new depths and heights in God’s Word and encounters with Him, and touch many through your testimony and example.
      A cabin sounds wonderful. I have been doing laps around our yard for exercise. I counted 46 seconds only, to walk around our property!

  3. Sheila M Herrera

    I’m not sure if I said this part but the women that was helping me said after I was done writing the word covered to put it over me. This blog that I read by enliven post was for me and others. God used us in a divine way to connect that brought confirmation. Thank you for listening

  4. Roland Marchman

    Hi Helen what a prophetic word I’m praying for you that I know GOD got you and your family cover from all danger thank you for every word my GOD continue to bless you in Jesus name

  5. Bonolo Sethibang

    Hi Hellen,thank you for the prophetic word in this time of confusion and distress to many of us. I want you to help me here. Since the beginning of this month, the Lord has been speaking to me through Psalms 23 and 91 about trust, confidence and total dependence on Him as our Shepard, Provider, Protector and Host. The chapters have been unfolding to me like never before. Half way into the month, we are ordered to nationally cut on movements. I’m currently staying alone. I have prayed against this current plaque, and I am set to do that until it is contained. But to my surprise, I can’t connect to pray about this, even reading the scriptures to hear what God says about it, I push myself to understand. Instead, I am learning more on the subject of “Leadership.” I find this a bit strange because in my church currently while we cannot congregate it has been decided that we go into prayer and fasting against the pandemic, but I struggle to.
    Help me Hellen, I don’t want to be disobedient, but the insights or revelations I’m receiving concerning leaders and leadership are amazing. Could I be fighting the Holy Spirit to be like the rest when in God’s timetable I’m in a different season, or it may be the subtle lie of the enemy to lure me away from appropriate collective action?

    1. Hi Bonolo, my thoughts are, continue to go with the Holy Spirit in the ways He is leading you, and also don’t have high expectations on yourself re the type of prayer you are doing with the community fast. Prayer like this sometimes takes discipline, and writing prayers or declarations and reading them is simple and effective (you can use the Psalm declaration above, change “I” to “We” or name of your region).
      Prophetic intercessors often find it harder to do ‘task’ type praying, and that’s ok, I think, take the pressure off and keep it simple.
      See here… https://www.enlivenpublishing.com/blog/2016/05/10/17-signs-you-may-be-a-prophetic-intercessor/

  6. Thank you for sharing this. I can just see and feel that vibrant green moss. I, too, have been standing on Psalm 91 and also Philippians 4:4-7.

    Praying for our nation (U.S.) and the entire world. My kids’ school has been cancelled for the rest of the year. I’ve never homeschooled. And, seemingly overnight, our lives are drastically different. I’m determined to thrive in this time, not just survive. Our pastor is encouraging us in this.

    There’s a deep work the Lord is doing in His people as we are called to humble ourselves, repent and pray. He will heal our land as we do this! And I believe the coming-together of believers everywhere in repenting and intercession is going to usher in a mighty outpouring of His Spirit. Helen, do you have any leadings on this?

    So many have been affected. For me, it’s been a total stripping away of the schedule, activities, places we go and things we do, including church. I want to lean into what God is doing right now in this place of waiting. It looks like a dead time, but I’m certain it’s the exact opposite.

    I so love your posts and ministry, Helen.
    You are an instrument of blessing. Praying for your health and isolation time. Thank you.

    1. Hi EM, oh thank you! yes it’s a time to thrive, not only get by, and for many this is a miracle zone.
      I agree there will be a great wave of turning, and prayer, I feel that this is going to be unlike any move of the Holy Spirit we have experienced before. Amen to that.
      May your homeschooling bring unexpected grace and blessing to you

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