Did you know God was the first Special Force? Just like the Army’s Rangers, Navy’s SEALs, Special Forces, and the like, God has covert operations. Don’t believe me? Well, check out Psalm 91 then read the Strong’s translation:
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Here is the Strong’s translation:
He who lives in the covert of the Most High will abide in the Alstrong’s shade
After looking up all the words, this is what this scripture is actually saying:
He who sits down (rests) in the hiding place of the Supreme God
will stay permanently in the protection and security of Almighty God
In order to REST in that hiding place, you would have to trust that God is really taking care of you. ANY fear in your life will chase out that trust. If you are afraid of the dangers around you, spend more time in the Bible and in prayer until your trust in God overcomes your fear of things in the world.
Of course, the covert operation has two parts – God’s part, protection, and your part.
Your part is the first 2 verses – resting and trusting, and saying. “Saying” means you have to hear and believe God’s Word, and receive it for yourself by saying, “That’s mine. Deliverance and protection by God belongs to me!”
When you think of Psalm 91, remember this: the first two verses are what we do and say. Verses 3 through 16 are God’s answer and total commitment to us.
When we do our part – resting, trusting and saying – God does His part – delivering and preserving (protecting).
Rest in the Lord and no matter how dangerous this world becomes trust that God shall surely rescue you.
You have His Word on it!