The word “surely” (above) suggests that the Holy Spirit has every confidence that our rescuer will not let us down. The only pre-condition mentioned in the Psalm is that we continue to dwell in his shelter.(vs1) Tonight our country goes into lockdown for the first time in recent history, and we are about to learn what it takes to dwell continuously in one place. There will be no let up for at least four weeks, and no doubt we are about to learn new things about our shortcomings. Likewise when we try to remain locked-in our faith in God we find limitations too. Why is it so hard to feel totally confident in the power of prayer in times like these? How can we more effectively touch base with him?
The Bible tells us that at any time we can seek to enter his dwelling through the gates of thanksgiving and praise. It is the one thing we can do that will set in train even miracles if we need them. He is the very last one we should isolate ourselves from at this time of lock-down. We have a very real need of his rescue from this “deadly pestilence” right now. Before we begin our many new daily routines in our lock-down bubbles, maybe we do well to make it a priority to take time to enter those gates.