The best place to be is in the shadow of God Almighty. Oh, sure, that might not be the recommendation of Forbes, Trip-adviser or Expedia travel; but at the end of any day being in the refuge of our Lord is the only place I want to stay. The psalmist makes it clear–in his refuge we are safe from harm, we find peace, and, while the rest of the world might literally “be going to Hell in a hand basket”–we are safe.
He literally covers us, protects us and makes the world a place for us to live full, meaningful, peaceful lives. In exchange, we rest in him, hide in him, seek and follow him–but, we mostly simply trust him. Make no mistake; life is difficult. We encounter trials and temptation that are sometimes insurmountable and unbearable. in the midst of those times, He still provides protection, meaning and purpose! We need not fear the life before us–as desperate as it may seem. We simply need to hide in the refuge of the Lord and allow him to be our strength, our purpose and our guide through the midst of the confusion.
God Bless You
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.