Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
The promise here is one of DWELLING and RESTING. That is, if you dwell – make your place of living, your home, you abode – in the shelter of God, you will have rest because of His presence (shadow).
In other words, if you choose to draw close to God daily, you will find His presence. And in His presence is sustaining, refreshing, empowering rest for you.
This is the way He has ordained for you and I to live our lives. Dwelling with Him, and resting in Him.
Have you ever reached the end of yourself? The end of your patience? The end of your strength? The end of intellect? The end of your mercy? If you have, this is the good thing! Why? Because it points you to your need for something more than you possess and that is God!
How do we get that something more of God? We need to draw near, under the shelter of the Most High.
If you’ve ever been caught out in a thunderstorm you know you need to draw in near shelter. You might find it under a tree, or under the eaves of a building. The closer you get to the object providing shelter the drier and safer you will be.
It is the same with God. We can live our lives under our own steam, but when lightning strikes in your life. Where do you need to get to? You need to draw near to God, under the shelter He provides.
This is how God wants us to live with Him. He wants us to come close and rest in His presence. It is a very practical picture of what walking with God does for us.
PRAYER: Father God, forgive me for striving in my own strength. I choose to draw near to you today and rest in the shelter of your presence. Thank you Lord, In Jesus name, Amen.