“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

Your dwelling place determines your destiny. The psalmist makes it clear that the beautiful promise of security, protection, rest, and satisfaction is for anyone who consciously decides to make God their dwelling place. The cry of David’s heart, more than anything else in life, was to dwell in the presence of the Lord (Psalm 27:4).

This isn’t an Airbnb christianity – a one-time decision to open up the scriptures, a distracted conversation in the secret place, or a fleeting moment on a Sunday. To dwell is to live. To remain. To stay. The more I grow in my faith, the more I catch the revelation that I can’t afford to be on the outside, braving the wilderness on my own. Rather than knocking on God’s door, I want him to be answering my door from the inside. 

The human soul craves security and rest, and today, I encourage you to discover it in Jesus Christ. The psalmist declares, “I will say of the Lord.” Deep dependency is not housed in self-reliance, the opinion of man, or life’s circumstances, but in God.

In the shelter of the Most High, everything changes. The more you dwell, the more you’ll find that your fears and your failures will fade away – completely undone and overcome by the shadow of the Almighty. 

Josh Henry
Youth Pastor