"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."
Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-
then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
"Because loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation." Psalm 91 NIV
This is one of my favorite psalms. Over the years it has been a source of strength, hope, and comfort. This psalm speaks to the incredible victory that we have in Christ,and His love and care.
There are so many promises in this passage. But they come with a condition; dwelling. We must dwell, live, remain in God's presence. We must make Him our shelter.
The key to a victorious life in Christ is to remain in close relationship with Him. Jesus said that if we remain in Him, He will remain in us.
There are many things in life that will try to pull us away from Jesus. The cares of life, crisis, sickness, pleasure, just to name a few. But it is imperative that we stay close to Christ. We find that as we draw close to Him, He is already drawing close to us.
What is trying to draw you away from Christ? How will you respond?