Abiding In the Secret Place of the Most High
- 2004 12 Aug
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty
I have been reading and studying in recent days Psalm 91. This Psalm reminds me of the power that is available to me if I dwell, tarry, abide, sit, remain, hangout, or spend time in the secret place of the Most High. This Psalm encourages us strongly to abide in Him, because all we need for all the situations in our lives, He has taken care of (Ephesians 1:3). The psalmist was able to encourage himself that he would be delivered from the various frightening attacks of the wicked. I know sometimes you feel frightened and overwhelmed with the challenges you face, but in the midst of it all, God's deliverance will show up (Isaiah 40:29-31). He can do what He did for David, but only if you live a life that includes and involves being in the secret place of the Most High. In a day where we run to everything and everyone for answers, God says run to Me first. It is so easy to become saturated with information about Him, and not know Him in the power of His resurrection (Philippians 3:10). Satan knows if he can keep us busy with doing good things, we will become weak. Our strength and deliverance comes from Him, verse 14…"I will rescue him, I will protect him." So why not dwell, stay, and rest in the secret place of the Most High (Psalm 91.1).
The verse goes on to say…He is someone you can trust…He is trustworthy. He can be depended on. If He can make galaxies larger than the sun and keep them in space in the right position and right rotation, then He can be trusted. Verse 3 tells us what is ours if we abide. Surely He will, and He shall, not He may. He is absolutely able to meet our needs. I encourage you to read this Psalm so you can be reminded of all He promises to do for those who He knows by name. You can know Him as Savior only, or choose to abide in Him, so you can know Him as Shepherd. A good shepherd takes care of all his sheep, none go lacking. You can be assured that no weapon formed against you will prosper. No matter how piercing the attacks may be or feel, His Word is sharpener than any two edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). Trusting in Him and His Word is all you need, to bring you through.
You might be in a situation right now, where you want to give up, because the emotional or physical pain is too much. Verse 11 says, "He will give His angels charge over you." Also Verse 13 says, "You will be able to tread upon the lion and the cobra, you will trample the great lion and the serpent." It could be trouble in your marriage, with your children, aging parents, or finances; no matter what it is, if you are abiding, the Psalmist says, you will find refuge under His wings.
I want to challenge you to make a commitment today to dwell daily in His Presence. Identify a daily time that you can spend in worship and praise (Ephesians 5:18-19), and you will be able to realize and enjoy His deliverance in your life.
"With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation." Ps 91:16
For Such a Time as This,
Lois Evans, DHL
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