“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart” (Psalm 91:4, NIV).
The Lord is my sanctuary–a place of safe retreat. He is my refuge from my own self. I can retreat from others into myself, but I can never hide from myself–from my own failures, my sins, my weaknesses, my fears, and my own limitations. I find that within myself there is no relief. When I am suddenly overwhelmed with reminders of who I have been, He comes and reminds me of who He is. I discover that He is my constant and unchanging sanctuary. He hides me under His wings until I forget my limitations, and my failures and fear. Tenderly he covers me until release from my own sense of failure begins to fill my spirit. He keeps me safely hidden from myself until the freedom of His Spirit fills my heart, and the relief of His grace brings great joy. In that moment of joy, praise comes, and His strength to conquer inhabits all of me. His faithfulness has become my shield and my rampart. I am safe and free in His love.