A Shelter Of Rest

Photo by Ryan, Sunrise this morning, 1-3-2020

Good morning Everyone and God bless you all!  It is a beautiful day the Lord has made and we even had some furry visitors this morning that God used to inspire this post.  There is a family of deer that come through the open space behind our home just about every day.  Sometimes they sleep in our backyard and other times they like to snuggle up close to the fence underneath our big pine trees.  As I watched them resting there so peacefully this morning, the verses about the Lord being a shelter came to mind.  Jesus is our shelter of peace and we can truly rest in Him!

“He who dwells in the shelter of the

Most High

will rest in the shadow of the


I will say of the LORD, “He is my

refuge and my fortress,

my God, in whom I trust.”

Psalm 91:1-2

Amen!  Jesus is our refuge and fortress of great rest and peace and we can trust in Him!  When you believe in Jesus, you dwell in Him and He is your shelter both now and for eternity!  He is our Savior and our only refuge from sin and death!

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 6:23



Look at how happy she is!  She even smiled for me!  Those deer are at peace.  They have found refuge and they are not afraid.  They use the safety of the trees as a fortress and they rest under their shadow.






When we dwell in Jesus, He protects us and takes care of us.  We are His children and we are safe in His love.  What a beautiful and mighty shelter, refuge, and fortress we have in Jesus!

“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.  For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.  And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.  For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Jesus speaking in John 6:37-40

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Jesus speaking in Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus is Lord and He alone is the shelter and rest for our souls!  He is welcoming you with open arms and He will forgive all your sins!  Jesus loves you!  Come to Him by faith and He will receive you as His own!

“Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.”

Acts 13:38

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:9

“for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:13

Grace and peace to you all!





Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

36 thoughts on “A Shelter Of Rest”

  1. A beautiful, beautiful post, Ryan. The photos of your resting deer with Psalm 91 is so pretty and gave me such a calm feeling of well-being. I loved your photo of the smiling deer, so cute. Matthew 11:28-30 reminded me of my Mom, too, and how I know she felt. Love you, Mom

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  2. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. This is such a reassuring promise. No one will be left out unless you choose to be left out. The pictures are beautiful. I like how you manage to catch the rays of sunlight.

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