A reminder for today
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. (Psalm 91:1-2)
Psalm 91 is one of my favourites. There are so many amazing things written here about the wonders of our Lord and how He looks after us through each day and each night. Life is filled with a number of storms that we face and through these storms we seek shelter. There is no better shelter than the shelter we have in our Lord. He is our refuge and our place of safety.
When we talk about a refuge or a place of safety I get a number of images in my mind. I see a sudden cloud burst and rain pouring over us. We scatter in all directions looking for a dry place out of the rain. There are those who did not find shelter and ended up soaking wet, and then there are those with umbrella’s who tried to remain dry but still got wet due to the fact that the umbrella could not shelter them completely. Then there are those who tried hiding under trees but ended up wet also and then there are those who found shelter in a building and remained dry until the storm passed.
When we face our storms we can try them on our own, but then we are the people without umbrella’s standing in the pouring rain ending up soaking wet and cold. Then we could try and trust God and ourselves leaving holes in our armour and our defences which meant we are those under the tree that eventually got wet anyhow. Then we could try and resolve our problem by allowing God to give us shelter but our faith is thin and our trust is low, which means we are those with umbrellas. God ties to protect us but our own stubborn ways leaves us open on the sides and we are still wet.
Then there are those who declare the Lord their refuge and place of safety. They are completely and wholly protected by the Lord leaving no place vulnerable for the enemy. They are ones who found shelter in building and just as that building protects them from all sides, God protect us from all sides and we can find rest in His shadow.
Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus