Today's reading

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the almighty. –Psalm 91:1 NIV

March 5, 2023


Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the almighty. –Psalm 91:1 NIV

When you were a child, what were you afraid of? The dark monsters under your bed? Or being the last kid chosen to play kickball at recess? The truth is, we all have fears. They change as we grow older, but they are still just as scary. How we deal with them is the important thing. Some people withdraw into themselves, as a turtle pulls his head inside his shell. While others become loud and belligerent, putting on a brave front. It’s hard to feel secure in a world that’s so chaotic, unstable, and fragile. But there is a place where we can feel safe and secure, a place that we can take with us wherever we go. Psalm 91:1 (NIV) says that when we take up residency, living in the shelter of the Most High, we will rest in His shadow. As King David proclaimed in Psalm 91:2 (NIV), “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” The Lord provides a place of safety and peace. He is our shelter, a place to shield us from the rain of the enemy’s attacks. All that we need to do is to trust Him. There’s no reason to fear anything when we’re in His shadow.

prayer focuses

Father, help me to find peace as I rest in Your shadow.

Teach me to put my trust and confidence in You, Lord, and to not lean on my own understanding.


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Brenda Beattie

Brenda Beattie is a retired letter carrier and an active Chaplain for the USPS. She and her husband retired to Bradenton because they loved their church, Bayside Community Church. She has self-published two books, "Finding Sacred Ground In The Daily Grind," and "The Case Of The Missing Letter." She is also a repeat author for "Chicken Soup For The Soul." Her articles appear monthly in the "Mountaineer," a postal publication. Her hearts desire is to encourage and to give hope.