Psalm 91:2 (NIV)
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
As I was getting out of my car this morning, it began to rain. With an umbrella in one hand and purse in the other, I began maneuvering between parked cars and jumping puddles of water.
Within a minute I reached a small shelter where I waited for a bus. I was safe from the wind and rain that raged outside. The glass windows enclosing the shelter protected me from the drops of rain that pelted against it.
Other commuters walked through the storm with their umbrellas braced against the strong wind that threatened to make them useless. As each one entered the haven, a look of relief could be seen on their faces. They, too, were now protected from the pellets of rain drops that were so desperately trying to make their way in.
This sturdy shelter has kept my fellow bus companions and me safe from rugged weather for many years. It waits for us every morning, offering protection from the wind, rain and snow.
There is another shelter I know of – one that anyone can retreat to. It’s found in Psalm 91 and offers comforting promises of rest and refuge for those who trust in God.
Psalm 91:1 (NIV)
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word “dwell” as remaining for a time or to live as a resident. The word shadow is defined as a shelter from danger. When we live in his presence, we will find rest in his shelter.
Life has a tendency to throw storms our way. Some storms are small and leave as quickly as they arrived. But others are bigger, blowing us around like dust in the wind and allowing pellets of water to directly hit us. It leaves us tired and unable or unwilling to fight.
But we don’t need to fight. Once we dwell in His shadow, we are safe.
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