“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid ….”
Psalm 91: 1-5 (NKJV)
The secret place is primarily a place of trust. We all have to face fear but it makes no sense to stay afraid when the God who made the universe is on your side. That is, of course, if you know He is on your side. So how do we know that?
The Scriptures say that God is for us not against us (Romans 8:31). But this and other passages in the letters are written to disciples/ saints/ overcomers, those who have been born again and are walking in the light.
Before you can enter the secret place and dwell there you must have come to faith in Him. Jesus says that we should fear Him (Matt. 10:28, Luke 12:5) and make peace with Him while we are on the way through this life (Matt. 5:25) before it is too late. John points out that unless you are born from above you cannot be in His kingdom (John 3:8). To be in God’s kingdom is to be under His protection.
It is only then that we can truly say that “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”