I am your shelter and a place of safety from your enemies.
Psalm 61:3 (WEB)
For you have been a refuge for me,
a strong tower from the enemy.
The New Living Translation Bible translates Psalm 61:3 this way… for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. (NLT) God is a safe place and a strong fortress where your enemies cannot reach you. I believe the more we can believe this, the more we will find peace and rest in our Father’s arms.
If we struggle to believe that He will be a safe refuge for us, then we will likely spend most of our time trying to be a safe place for ourselves. Living a life trying to defend ourselves can be very exhausting. However, when we really see that God Himself is our shelter and a place of safety from all those who would want to hurt us, then we can take a deep breath and relax. In Exodus 14:14 the Bible says… The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. (NLT)
If we can truly believe that we live in the secret place of the Most High, abiding under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalm 91:1) we can let down our guard because the wings of God Himself are our shield. May our God and Father give each one of us a deeper revelation of His protection and safety today.