“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of Your wings” (Psalms 17:8).
The wings of God are the overspreading of protection the LORD gives to His own. Being under the shadow is a hidden place of trust and refuge.
“How excellent is Thy lovingkindness O God! Therefore, the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings” (Psalms 36:7).
Trust is such a comfort to our hearts, minds and souls. In God we trust. We know Him. He will protect us, cover us, hide us, and lovingly care for all His children.
When David fled from King Saul he wrote, “Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; for my soul trusts in Thee; yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast” (Psalms 57:1).
David knew his God in intimate communion. In the cave of Adullam (1 Samuel 22:1), or in En-gedi (1 Samuel 24:1-3), David knew the secret place, the hiding place of the Most High God, under the shadow of His wings.
Matthew Ward in his album, Even Now, sings a song written by Shannon Wexeberg, You Are My Refuge:
“I have found a place I can call my own. Here in Your embrace where Your mercy overflows. It’s here that all my doubt and fear just melt away. I lay my burdens down and I look upon Your face.
You are my refuge. You are my sanctuary. When I feel afraid, You’re my hiding place. You are my refuge and when the storm is raging, underneath Your wings I rejoice and sing. You are my refuge.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High God shall abide underneath the shadow, the shadow of Your wings”————–c1999 Maranatha Music
The wonder of dwelling under the shadow of His wings. It is such a place of trust, confidence, peace and rest. It is a place of rejoicing. “Because Thou hast been my help, therefore, in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice” (Psalms 63:7).
“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 will I trust” (Psalms 90:1-2).
Abide, hide, trust, rejoice under the shadow of His wings this day. Go to that place you can call your own. Abide in that place where you will find mercy, peace, comfort, and rest for your soul. Hide under His wings. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart. Rejoice in the LORD evermore.