Deeper Day 221: Under the Shadow

When I decide to dwell under the shadow of the Almighty, I find myself living with peace. When I dwell under the protection of His wings, I find shelter from any storm. This is the place to reside. This is where I find rest.

He who 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.” 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. 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. 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. If you make the Most High your dwelling- even the Lord, Who is my refuge- then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves Me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91

The words of this Psalm are still true. Read them carefully and then read them again. Soak in them. Let these words have wings that spread over your heart and mind, bringing you comfort and peace.

The Lord is my refuge and fortress. I truly believe that. I live as if I believe it too. Do you?

Today is a good day to reaffirm to the Father that you trust Him enough to dwell in His shadow. When you do this, you must make a decision to move at His pace. To stay in step with Him. Not rushing forward and not lagging behind. Just remaining steady. If you can do this, you will find so much peace and provision.

Today I will keep it short because I want the scripture to speak for itself. Bathe in it and remember this is Who God is and this is the kind of protection He provides.

Prayer Moment: God, help me to remain in Your shadow. Give me courage to not run in fear. Help me to be a steady one. I don’t want to be like the world. I want to show the world how to be more like You. Mature me and bless me. I am Yours completely. In Jesus’ name, Amen.