“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.””
Psalm 91:1-2 NIV
It can be exhausting to find rest.
If you look to a person to provide rest, a safe place to hide, a security in an insecure world – they will fail you because they are fallible human beings. At their best, they are as broken as you are and looking to you to find rest.
If you look to a job or career as a place of safety, security, or fulfillment you may have seasons of it but economies change, companies change and you change. They are at best a temporary place of financial security.
Even if you look to the church to be a place of rest, it can fail you because the church is made of people. The Word says to find rest in God, not the church. You go to church to learn, grow, give, serve, bless, be blessed and so on.
Go to Jesus for your salvation, your refuge, your direction, strength, peace and abundant life.
The church is only there to point you to Jesus.
The only true place of refuge, security, peace and rest is in the shadow of the Almighty God. What does that mean? It means that you stick close to God’s side. So close, in fact, you walk in His shadow.
Jesus came to show you how to live so close to the Father that you bask in the shadow of the Almighty. Then He made it possible to live this way by going to the cross.
Jesus cleared the way so you can walk this close with God.
He is your refuge.
He is your fortress.
He is your Father and you can trust Him.
He is your place of rest, not just when everything is going good but when everything is falling apart.
He is your refuge when you are tired of fighting the battle.
He is your fortress when the battle is too much to take.
My friend, whatever today brings – may you dwell in the shelter of the Most High God and stick so close that you live in the shadow of His love.