Psalms 91:1-2 He that dwelleth 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 will I trust.
In a documentary mini series called "Against All Odds" a remarkable story is told about an Israeli platoon who found themselves in the midst of a minefield along the Syrian border during the Yom Kippur War. When the platoon realized they were in a minefield they pulled out their bayonets and started to dig out mines and to disarm them, when suddenly a fierce wind began to blow removing the sand from the minefield. Each and every mine was then exposed and the soldiers ventured through the minefield unscathed.
Sometimes our family feels as though we're in the midst of a minefield, considering we live in the middle of the Negev desert and the present war is being waged about an hour's drive from our house! Yet despite being in the midst of a war zone, we find peace and rest in the shadow of the Almighty!
Seek to dwell in the secret place by seeking a deeper relationship with Him this new year, so that when you hear of wars and rumors of wars swirling all around you, you can say with confidence, "You are my refuge and my fortress: my God and I will trust you!" May the Lord richly bless you as you develop that intimate relationship with Him!