March 15 – Safety and Shelter

“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.” – Psalm 27:5 (ESV)

Isn’t it true that one of our greatest desires is to live in security? But, we don’t always, and we need protection now and again. The Psalmist, in this song, is seeking help and finds the close presence and fellowship of God. If we read the first verse we find a fitting title; “The LORD Is My Light and My Salvation.” David’s conclusions about the result of such fellowship is that those who abide with God are safe. This is true even if physical harm comes our way but our spiritual life is hidden in his shelter when we are in the midst of trouble in this world. The dangers we face come from both physical and spiritual sources. We may succumb to the results or effects of physical assaults and our adversaries may intend to take us down, they can only affect what is our temporal being. Our spiritual lives with God are safe for He has lifted us out of the danger and sets us upon a high rock well out of the reach of the enemy. The LORD God is our Light and our Salvation, He has promised us that!