He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
The word picture for "under the shadow" is " desire the staff extended".
In essence, we desire to live under the shadow of the staff of the Good Shepherd.
The Shepherd's staff has the intent to guide us beside still waters, into green pastures and into all that Psalm 23 promises.
However, the Shepherd's staff is also there to protect us from ourselves and to guide us away from where our own selfish desires would take us.
Finally, the Shepherd's staff is there to rescue us and pull us out of the ditch we may have gotten ourselves into.
Whatever your circumstances, may you experience what it is to live under the shadow of His Shepherd's staff today.