Why not pull up your chair next to Psalm 91? I’ve been pondering its opening verse all week long. You know I need the Lord’s help more than ever. Really? Why? What’s happened? Nothing really. Sorry, no juicy gossip.
Just life. With worries about this. Fears about that. This one has little to do with Jesus anymore. That one has medical issues which make me nervous for them. That’s today. And tomorrow? I don’t want to talk about it. Lay off, already!
Okay, what does the Bible recommend? Any help there?–‘He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty’ (Ps. 91: 1). Sheltered by God Himself. Fully resting in Him. Standing near Him unmoved. You don’t even have to be right next to Him, but merely in His shadow.
This life is home away from home. We’re passin’ through, hunkering down in an unwelcome, foreign land. So, what should we do? You know–hold tightly onto Jesus. After all, God is ‘the Most High’, as it says in Psalm 91: 1. He doesn’t get bogged down with petty matters. He’s above it all. Confident in His character and plans. Casts His shadow wide and long so all of us have plenty of room, as close to Him as we want.
He’s the Almighty. All-powerful. All-knowing. All…everything. You name it and He’s all of the above, which is exactly why His shadow has oodles of leg and elbow room where we can find shelter. No overcrowding in His mansions over the hilltop. God’s shadow covers more than we can imagine.
This is from that first verse? Right again–‘He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty (Ps. 91: 1).’
I know. I’m only scratching the surface. So why don’t you take it all in, all of Psalm 91? You’ll find help there, even for a scaredy-cat like me.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for always having a safe place for me in your heart. Amen.