We all like the idea of feeling warm, cozy, protected, and secure at home. Many people would like to snuggle in as they face difficult situations in their life.
Psalm 91:1-2 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Dwelling in His shelter indicates we have taken up residence. We can’t simply visit God to receive His protection, He wants to be an active part of our lives. To be in the shadow indicates something is being blocked. Most often it is the sun’s rays but to rest in God’s shadow means He stands between us and the harmful rays of a fallen world.
Psalm 91:3-4 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
God wants to protect and guard us from the dangers that surround us. As we live with Him, we will have a barrier from the adversities that want to impact our lives, His faithfulness ensures we can trust Him.
Psalm 91:5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
When we dwell with God we can rest our head on the pillow and sleep without fear.
Psalm 91:6-8 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
We live in a fallen world. We will witness this with our eyes by events around us and the stories in the news. God does not abandon us He wants us to seek His presence and protection. God wants us to snuggle in to trust Him in our difficult situations knowing He is watching over us.
Our look at Psalm 91 will conclude next week.
Written and posted by Joyce E Poggensee
Verses referenced: Psalm 91