God is our refuge, a place where we can rest in peace and security.
He is our strength, going before us to destroy those who oppose Him.
He is an ever present helper. He dwells in the midst of His people through His word.
The name of the Lord is the Word of the Lord. The Father keeps us safe through His word. Because of this word we are hated by the world, but just as Jesus kept them while He was in the world, so the Father will keep us now.
Jesus proves that He is the good shepherd when He lays down His life for the sheep. He calls every one of them by name. He searches out each and every one from the corners of the earth and brings them to His fold.