Truth Tuesday – Where Is Your Dwelling Place?

by Kathy

Through out the Psalms, David would often refer to God as his fortress, refuge and strength.   In David’s world, the fortress was often walled off from the rest of the city, and was supplied with food, water and ammunition where people could be protected and defend the city.  David knew he didn’t need to fear anything because he had found God to be a fortress stronger than any attack he would ever face.

We all have our own fortresses we run to when we face difficult circumstances.  Our fortresses can be people or things, which we think will protect us, bring us happiness or take our minds off our problems.  These people and things are not always bad or wrong for us, but we must be careful to not make them our “go-to” priority for comfort and neglect trusting God, our true Fortress, Defender and Protector.  He is the only One who is stronger than any attack we will ever face and will faithfully provide us with direction and strength to go through the attack.

Take a moment today to read Psalm 91 and reflect on the goodness and power of God that is promised to us when we dwell (stay) and abide (live and rest) in His presence.

Psalm 91 New Living Translation (NLT)

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 the 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.
Just open your eyes,
    and see how the wicked are punished.

If you make the Lord your refuge,
    if you make the Most High your shelter,
10 no evil will conquer you;
    no plague will come near your home.
11 For he will order his angels
    to protect you wherever you go.
12 They will hold you up with their hands
    so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
13 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
    you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

14 The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
    I will protect those who trust in my name.
15 When they call on me, I will answer;
    I will be with them in trouble.
    I will rescue and honor them.
16 I will reward them with a long life
    and give them my salvation.”

Have a grace full week dwelling in shelter of the Lord ~

 

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