Finding Shelter

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty
Psalm 91:1

I do believe that because suffering peels away the veneer of self-sufficiency in our lives. It melts away the pretense that we don’t need help. It reminds us that we need God. C. S. Lewis wrote, Pain removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul.

It may come as a surprise to some people that the Bible does not promise a life that is free from suffering. But it does promise the presence of God for the person who believes. The Bible promises that God will help us through that suffering if we allow Him to.

The fear of suffering, the fear of death, the fear of an uncertain future—all these dissipate when we turn our focus to God. The Bible says that perfect love casts out fear and that God is this perfect love. God removed the sting of death and gained victory over the terror of the grave more than 2,000 years ago when He sent His Son to die on the cross.

Psalm 91:1, Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty (NLT). The psalmist goes on to say, He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God and I trust him (verse 2 NLT). May we, as a nation, find safety and refuge in the shelter of the Almighty as we trust in Him.

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