He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)
Where is the secret place of the Most High? Is it a building, a country, or heaven? It is the heart of God. He who dwells near the heart of God shall find safety and rest. He will also find a love that can’t be explained. Consider some of these aspects concerning our secret place with God:
IT IS A SUPREME PLACE
No place on earth can be its equal. It is where God Himself dwells.
IT IS A SECURE PLACE
David tells us that those who dwell in this secret place will find safety and protection during the time of trouble. Not even the forces of hell can invade this special place and snatch us from our Father’s care.
IT IS A SECRET PLACE
In God’s secret place things can be shared that only we and our heavenly Father will ever know. Every burden can be expressed, every sin exposed, every sorrow shared, and every desire made known. Here in this secret place, you can dance when it is time to dance, and mourn when it is time to mourn. In God’s secret place we can be who God made us to be.
IT IS A SYMPATHETIC PLACE
In this secret place, we can express everything that is in our heart. No concern will be overlooked. No request will become routine. In this secret place, God is infinitely interested in every detail of our lives.
IT IS A SAFE PLACE
The psalmist said that in this secret place, there is shelter and rest. God’s secret place is our refuge and fortress.
IT IS A SATISFYING PLACE
Lastly, it is a place of satisfaction and peace. As the gospel song says – “And He walks with me and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own. And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.” (C. Austin Miles, 1912)
I encourage you to spend time in this secret place every day. Go there as quickly as you can and as often as you can. Actually, the Lord invites us to come and to stay. “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High…”
God bless you, Brethren.
* Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture is taken from the New King James Version.