Wednesday, April 20, 2011


shelter: something beneath, behind, or within which a person
animal, or thing, is protected
from storms, missiles, adverse conditions;

I don't know if it was before or after that last post that I started thinking about I want the Lord to be my shelter, my rock, my fortress. The more I thought about a shelter and visualized it in my mind I realized that shelter is something you have to seek out. It's not like I can stand in the middle of field and call for shelter and it will come. Sometimes, I am already sheltered, in my house when the rain and hail starts pouring down. And sometimes I need to make a run for the door to escape the pelting rain (New Orleans does *serious* rain, none of this sprinkle all day business).

So today I will dwell in the shelter of the Most High. I do trust the Lord and even when it doesn't feel like it, or I forget all the love He has poured on me, I will rest in the promise of His Word.

Whoever 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 say, “The LORD is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake 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 on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

Psalm 91

1 comment:

  1. AMEN!
    I had never thought about shelter this way that sometimes we have to seek it out. Lovely food for thought today. Thanks!