you pray, enter into the closet and shut the door,"
By entering the secret place of the
most High, which is within yourself, means that you are trusting in God - and you cease to worry or fear. You know God can and will take care of you.
God will give His protection over you whatever the trouble, in the open or hidden,
your prayer will suffice to give you protection.
By meditating regularly on the presence of God within you, and directing
your life in accordance with your knowledge, you are thus protected from
any kind of danger.
His promises are always sure. We will seek the secret place of the
most High daily and thus abide under the shadow of the Almighty One, the
One all powerful who will meet our every need, our every prayer.
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. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the
fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his
feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy
shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid
for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence
that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at
thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand;
But it shall not come nigh
thee. Only with thine eyes
shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made
the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil
befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his
angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up
in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the
lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under
Because he hath set his
love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high,
because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me,
and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him,
and honour him.
With long life will I
satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.