If you say, "The Lord is my refuge,"
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near you. (vs. 9-10)
It's more than just declaring that God is our refuge. It's about making God our dwelling place.
It's about making the choice to live with God and in His ways and plans for us.
That is what will protect us.
For He will command His angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the great serpent. (vs. 11-13)
When we declare God our refuge and our place of living, we will be completely protected.
God's angel will keep us from harm.
This doesn't mean life will always be easy. Just that we will be protected from those hard times destroying us completely.
We will find victory over Satan in our lives and He will be trampled under our feet.