Shelter

IMG_6043My little granddaughter and I were watching the snowstorm out the big front window yesterday when I noticed how the bright colours of the flowers a friend sent mommy contrasted with the harshness of the weather outside. Inside the house is a warmth that shelters the delicate blooms sent from some place where the sun shines kindly.

The storms may rage, but close to the heart of God, in His shelter, tender hearts are safe.

IMG_6044I run continually to the shelter of Psalm 91, and there I find delight in the precious colours of Love.

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,
 no evil will conquer you;
    no plague will come near your home.
 For he will order his angels
    to protect you wherever you go.
 They will hold you up with their hands
    so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
 You will trample upon lions and cobras;
    you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!

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

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8 thoughts on “Shelter

  1. What a lovely observation about the magnificent protection of God in the midst of all life’s storms. Close to His heart is certainly warm and safe. And I’ve always found the image of being covered by His feathers and sheltered by His wings especially comforting. Thank you for sharing!

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