When we desire God’s hand and protection in our lives, we need to look at some key writings from one of the most remarkable men in the bible, who really walked with God. Moses, the writer of Psalm 91, shares just within the first four verses of this beautiful Psalm a few powerful points.
Psalm 91 (NKJV)
1He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Personally, I believe that this verse is one of the most crucial keys to a successful walk with God. Moses informs us about the secret place, describing this place as a space that provides protection and shelter. He follows it up by stating what this place has to offer us, strength and even protection.
2I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
If we try to decipher where we can find this secret place, we need to acknowledge what Jesus said in the book of Matthew:
Matthew 6:6 (NKJV)
6But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
The secret place is, clearly, the place where we go praying and seeking the Lord. Interestingly enough, not everyone goes to that place, even though it has been made available to all of us. Many individuals only choose to go and pray when they need something, not fully comprehending that their constant protection comes from having a true relationship with God and seeking Him, just because they love Him. Psalm 91 verse 4 says…
4He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
This statement states that God’s truth will be a buckler and shield to us, and His Truth will be there to protect us.
We need to be people that seek the Lord and His truth, and we will experience His comfort and protection in our lives. What an amazing revelation from a true servant of the Lord: Moses.
My prayer is that you will not neglect the secret place, and that His word will strengthen and bless you, keeping you safe in times of trouble.