Dwelling leads to resting. When we are filled with anxiety, there is not much rest in our lives. In fact, the anxious soul is continually looking for a place to settle or dwell. Continually trying out different homes or forms of dwelling (comfort) only leads to a greater pressure on the soul. Keep Reading...
Psalms 91:1 - He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
The one who makes the Almighty his dwelling is the one who will rest. The one who says, “God is my refuge and my fortress. I trust in him,” will be freed from anxiety. But, how does one practically “dwell” with God?
Psalm 91:4 says that God's faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. It is actually remembering and speaking out the moments of God's faithfulness in your life that will bring the sense of safety and comfort in your life. Can you remember specific times when he showed you his faithfulness? Pause for a moment to remember and thank him.
In Psalm 91:9 we read, “If you make the Most High your dwelling - even the Lord, who is my refuge - then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.” There is a condition here of “making God your dwelling.” This is something you can do! How do you do this?
Make the Lord your dwelling place -- not a place you visit from time to time. Let the couch have the imprint of your body. Let your Bible and your knees be well worn. Let songs of worship and celebration be well-known. Quantity and quality of time is called for here in order to make God your dwelling. This is an intentional act.
He doesn't want to be your mailing address or P.O. Box, but rather your lived-in, well-used home. Begin this home-building process by speaking out memories of his faithfulness. God’s presence will fill your home. Anxiety will flee.
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