Impenetrable Shelter

“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High…” Live in the shelter.  Not like a storm shelter that you only go to when there’s an immediate threat, but an impenetrable shelter that you live in.

“If you make the Lord your refuge…”  God alone is where you turn for protection.  There’s no need for other escape routes.  There’s no need to hide yourself in places that don’t offer you a way out.

This I declare about the Lord:  He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God and I trust him.  Psalm 91:2

Fear is a very real feeling that tends to take over when it moves in.  It might start as a small weed that seems harmless, but in no time at all it will have grown into a troublesome plant that threatens the landscape of your life.  It’s a tool used by the devil that is fed by the very doubt it creates.

But God did not give us a spirit of fear!  (2 Timothy 1:7)  He has given us promise after promise of his unfailing love, his unending protection and his everlasting Salvation.

He will cover you with his feathers.  He will shelter you with his wings.  His faithful promises are your armor and protection.  Psalm 91:4

It is by living in the shelter of the Almighty God, and experiencing the security you feel when a storm is passing through your life, that you will conquer the fear that wants to control you!  It is by knowing his promises through regular time in his word that you can declare that you are not afraid!  It is by knowing God and calling on him alone that you can be assured of the most amazing outcome no matter what may be incoming!

One of my favorite chapters in the Bible is Psalm 91.  I have prayed it back to God time and time again.  I have exclaimed it’s truth in the face of fear more times than I can count.  I have closed my eyes and pictured the wings of God sheltering my loved ones and me; and the angels in his charge guarding us.  And after the storm has blown over – I’ve turned around and seen in hindsight what my loving Father protected us from.

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. – Psalms 91:1-2

He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. – Psalms 91:4

If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home. For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. – Psalms 91:9-12

The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.” – Psalms 91:14-16 

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