Shadow of the Almighty

Security – it’s something we all crave. Whether we’re at the grocery store, out for a walk or simply cleaning the house, we want to know we’re safe. But even more than just a feeling of safety we long to know that someone really cares, that we’re not alone.

Security is more than just a state of being free from danger or threat, but a freedom from fear—the kind of fear that freezes us and makes us wonder if we’ll ever make it through.

The Word makes it clear that true security can’t be found in the things of this world. It’s not something we can add to our cart and hit “checkout,” expecting freedom to show up on our doorstep in a box.

Security can only be found in the One who created us. The One who redeemed us. The One who loves us.

God reminded me of that this morning as I read Psalm 91.

“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. For He will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with His feathers. He will shelter you with His wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. For He will order His angels to protect you wherever you go.” Psalm 91:1-7, 11

Just as we crave security, God longs to be security to us. He has promised to shelter those who abide under the shadow of His wings. To rescue those who love Him. To protect those who trust in His name. To answer those that call on Him. To be with them in trouble. To reward them with a long life. (vss. 14-16)

Talk about security! With Him, it’s something we can count on.


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