The Secret Place for Christians
This world can be a cruel, harsh and frigid place to live in. As a Christian sometimes it becomes difficult to breathe when you see the injustice and cruelty meted out each day. Many a time that injustice or cruelty is dealt out to you.
I’m reminded of Psalm 91, and no, it’s not just about quoting it like so many people do mechanically. Rather, it’s about living it. The first two verses in the Message Bible goes like this:
You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm.
Can you think of any safer place to be than in the Master’s arms? The Word says His arms are huge and outstretched to protect you. In His arms you are not just safe but perfectly safe.
There is always a condition to God’s blessings however. Verses 8 and 9 (Amplified) declares that:
You will only be a spectator as you look on with your eyes. And witness the divine repayment of the wicked as you watch safely from the shelter of the Most High…
You can only be inaccessible in the secret place if you make the Lord your refuge and your dwelling place.
If you are walking through the valley of the shadow of death, or there are circumstances or people in your life that is causing you injustice and cruelty – then stay in the Secret Place. Allow God to wrap his huge outstretched arms around you and protect you from the things that He allows you to see and from the hidden traps that are set in your pathway.
Make Him your refuge (your protection or shelter from danger and hardship, your source of help, relief or comfort in times of trouble) and your dwelling place (your place of abode).
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.