Bible Verse Of The Day Psalms 91: 1-2

Bible Verse For Today - Psalms 91: 1-2

Written by: Sara Varughese



Time to read 3 min

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Psalms 91:1-2

Finding Shelter: A Meditation on Psalm 91:1-2

In a world that often feels chaotic and uncertain, the opening verses of Psalm 91 offer a haven of peace. Just two lines, yet they paint a vivid picture of refuge and unwavering trust. Let's delve deeper into these verses and allow them to guide our meditation:

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (Psalm 91:1)

Close your eyes and imagine a dwelling place. Perhaps it's a sturdy, familiar home, or maybe it's a hidden cave offering protection from the elements. Now, picture that place being enveloped by the very presence of God, the "Most High" and the "Almighty." This is the shelter the Psalmist speaks of – not a physical location, but a state of being. It's a conscious choice to dwell in God's presence, to make Him our refuge.

But what does it mean to "dwell" in God's presence? It's not a one-time event; it's a continuous act of seeking Him. It's the quiet moments of prayer, the mindful awareness of His presence throughout the day, and the unwavering trust that He is always with us. It's a posture of our heart, a turning towards Him for guidance and strength.

Dwelling in the shelter of the Most High brings a profound sense of rest. The word used for "rest" in Hebrew suggests not just physical ease, but also a deep sense of security and contentment. It's the feeling of knowing you are safe, loved, and cared for, even amidst life's storms. It's the inner peace that comes from trusting in a power greater than yourself.

The second verse deepens the metaphor:

I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust." (Psalm 91:2)

Here, the Psalmist declares his unwavering faith. He doesn't just find shelter; he actively acknowledges God as his refuge, his fortress, and his God.

  • A refuge is a place of safety, a place to run to in times of trouble. It's where we find protection from the dangers that threaten us.
  • A fortress is a strong, fortified structure that offers protection from attack. It represents God's unwavering strength and protection in our lives.
  • My God – This simple phrase expresses an intimate relationship with the Divine. It's a declaration of trust and dependence.

The Psalmist doesn't say "maybe" or "if" – he uses the powerful word "will." He has chosen God as his refuge, his fortress, and his God, a choice that brings unshakeable trust.

Now, bring this meditation to your own life.

  • Where are you seeking shelter in your life? Is it in possessions, relationships, or external achievements?
  • Are you willing to make God your primary refuge, your source of security and strength?
  • Take a moment to confess any anxieties or worries you may be carrying. Release them to God, trusting in His power to protect you.

Finally, spend some time in silence, simply acknowledging God's presence. Let the image of dwelling in His shelter fill your mind. Feel the peace that comes from knowing you are safe in His care.


Almighty God, my Heavenly Father,

Following your word in Psalm 91, I come to you today seeking refuge. You are my dwelling place, my safe harbor, the Most High God in whom I place all my trust.

In your loving presence, I find peace and security. You are my fortress, my protector, and my strength. I will say of you, Lord, "You are my God, in whom I trust."

Help me to ever turn to you in times of trouble. Grant me the courage to face my fears and the strength to overcome any obstacle. May your love be my anchor and your unfailing promises my guide.


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