Hi! The sun came out today and it was quite warm. It makes me excited and hopeful for Spring time. The birds were chirping and my dog Teddy was on full speed ahead trying to chase them.
I was just thinking about the prayer requests that have been sent in and how the enemy tries to isolate us to make us feel completely alone. Many of you have sent me similar messages saying you are fearful of the future. I have kept Psalm 91 close to my heart the past couple of years and I wanted to share this with you because I know that it could comfort you some, like it has me.
Psalms speaks of dwelling in the “Shelter of the Most High” and how the one who dwells there will “rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Those words there within itself are comforting. How do I dwell in the Most High’s Shelter? (Psalm 91:1-2)
It goes on to share this beautiful analogy that truly gives such a picture of peace, “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.”
This sounds rather dramatic or quite overwhelming to read, but I find it extremely comforting. When you dwell in His presence and you go to Him, NOTHING can harm you. Earthly harm and eternal harm are different. I think that a lot of us may not realize that and we become so discouraged or sad when things aren’t going right. Jesus even showed us that life on earth with the Father does not mean we will not suffer, and it does not mean that we won’t experience days that are difficult. But what it does mean is that we will have this deep joy that goes beyond our difficulties.
“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 your tent.” (Psalm 91:9-10)
There is something beautiful about His protection.
‘”Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:14-16)
The future can be scary and hopeful. Dwelling in His presence gives us peace for our future.
Thanks for reading,