God surrounds His children.  We dwell in Him.  “There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. The eternal God

Is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; …”  (Deut 33:26-27).  These verses show that the Lord is above, around, and underneath

His saints.  “ Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations” (Ps. 90:1)


The eternal God is your dwelling place and your rest, and underneath are the everlasting arms.  A parallel passage is, “His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me” (Song 2:6).

The soul has come to its resting place in God and is supported by divine strength.  The heart has learned to live in Christ Jesus and to lean on Him day and night.


We are like Noah’s dove, weary and about to drop into destroying water.  But Noah puts out his hand, takes her, and draws her into the ark (Gen 8:9).  The dove found a refuge that surrounded and helped her.

THOSE HANDS COVERED HER ON ALL SIDES!  What a picture of God’s care of His own.


The hand of God sustains those that dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 

 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust” (Psalm 91:1).