Read: Psalm 91:1-2
Carefully read these two verses. Last week I explored what it meant to thrive rather than just survive. The key to thriving is outlined here. Living in the shelter of the Most High God means I have surrended my will to the Creator of my soul. It means that I trust his intentions toward me are good and that he protects me in his presence.
On the evening my daughter married the love of her life, it rained. Not just a little. It was a torrential downpour. In order to get to the starting point of the ceremony, we had to walk through the pouring rain from the lower level of the barn to the upper floor. We grabbed a partner and an umbrella and we scurried around the end of the barn. I can assure you, I lived in the shelter of that umbrella. Stepping out from under it meant an instant drenching. So I submitted to the constraints of what it meant to walk in the shelter of an umbrella. It protected me and kept me dry.
Living in the shelter of the Most High God is similar. I submit to staying in a defined space in order to be sheltered from the mayhem of life’s elements. Understanding that God is my refuge and safety, then placing my trust in him is imperative if I want to know rest from the storm.
Do you know him as your place of safety? Your shelter in the storm? Do you trust that his intentions toward you are filled with goodness?