“The Lord, the ruler of all, is my stronghold; he will bring me safely on my way, safe as the hind whose feet echo already on the hills. (For the chief singer, to the harp’s music.)”
The picture here is of a hind – a female red deer – safely on a hillside, her feet sending echoes into the valley below. She is perfectly safe where she is. She is in her element, her stronghold; she has been safely brought to where she belongs. She will stay.
If God is an eagle, then you are safe beneath His wings as “He covers you with His pinions.” (Psalm 91: 4) Here you find shelter as you “lodge under the shadow of the Almighty.” God is your “safe retreat.”
“A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand close at hand, but you it does not touch; His truth is your shield and your rampart. With your own eyes you see all this.” (Psalm 91: 7, 8)
If God is an eagle, “He Himself snatches you away from the fowler’s snare;” and “you do not fear the hunter’s trap by night.” (Psalm 91: 3, 5) You do not fear as you “live in the shelter of the Most High.”
God Himself says, “You see with your own eyes…how I carry you on eagles’ wings and bring you here to Me. If only you now listen to Me and keep My covenant, then out of all peoples you are my special possession; for the whole earth is Mine.” (Exodus 19: 4 – 5)
“Make the Most High your refuge.” (Psalm 91: 9)
God “rejoices over [me] with gladness… He delights in [me] with shouts of joy.” As I am born again, He holds me tenderly. “He brings [me] quietness with His love” as a mother lulls her child to sleep with swaddling. God holds me close to Himself, keeping me safe for He is “a warrior who saves.”
God is a tender warrior with the strength of armies and the gentleness of a mother with her newborn. See Him holding you and me in His strong hands. See Him warring against the powers aligned against us.
“Yahweh [our] God is among [us]!”