Psalm 91:1 Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty

Psalm 91:1

The book of Psalms is filled with verses and chapters about finding peace and rest for a restless and troubled heart. Psalm 91 is another chapter that assures us of peace and rest in the presence of God.

As you read Psalm 91, you hear the words of a writer that is worried about the arrows of the enemy, terrors by night and pestilence (disease). Through it all, the writer trusts God.

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 91:1

In the times and days of fear, how do we find peace and rest?

We dwell in the presence of God. As I read this chapter this morning, I thought about God leading the Israelites through the wilderness. In verses 5 and 6, God leads in the dark and protects from illness and disease.

What is the promise if we dwell in the presence of the Most High?

He will be our refuge and no evil will befall you (vs. 5-6). He will even give his angels charge to watch over you (vs. 11).

When your spirit and heart are troubled, seek the presence God and dwell in the shadow of the Almighty.

On Sunday, we finished the service at church singing a song called “The Great I Am”. The song describes as God as the Almighty, the Great I Am. Remember, no power power can stand against the Great I Am.

Walking in faith isn’t easy. It requires that we take our eyes off of ourselves and our situation and look to God for safety. Why is God the Great I Am? His name is more than all the earth. His power causes all things to be.

No person, no power, no problem is too much for the Almighty, the Great I Am. When you trust this promise, you can rest in the shadow of the Almighty, too.

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