“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.” (Psalms 91:1-2 NLT)
God is a shelter, a refuge when we are afraid. The writer’s faith in God as protector would carry him through all the dangers and fears of life. This should be a picture of our trust—trading all our fears for faith in him, no matter how intense our fears. To do this we must “live” and “rest” with him (91:1). By entrusting ourselves to his protection and pledging our daily devotion to him, we will be kept safe. ( Tyndale Study Bible)
“I trust Him” is the key phrase here. The past while I have been wondering if God is always there for us. I realised that it is with faith that you will overcome the trials you are facing… It’s never easy.
What I have learned is that we should move very close to God to overcome all obstacles. How do you stay close to Him?
Firstly, stay in the Word of God and pray persistently. Meditate on His Word constantly. Believe it or not, it took me 2 hours to start writing. It may seem like nothing but it is a lot.
When you teach new Christians to pray, tell them to read the Psalms from the back. Read the Scripture again, what a prayer.
When you stay in prayer and the Word, God will be your Refuge and Shelter. The most amazing thing is the closer you move to God, the more at peace you are.
Meditate on the word all the time.
“Lord, I pray that you will reveal your word to me daily. May I learn from Your wisdom. May things be clear to me through Your Word. Thank you for Your wisdom. In Jesus mighty name. Amen”