a shelter in the storm

Psalm 116:1-2  “I love the Lord, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy.”

Even though we in the Hampton Roads area may be accustomed to the occasional visit from a tropical weather system, it does not make it any easier to cope with the uncertainties that accompany these types of storms.

In every facet of life we face difficulties, and it is because of the trust we have in our faithful Heavenly Father that we weather all kinds of storms with success. Psalm 91:1 states, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”  I liken this scriptural truth to the picture of a mother hen hiding her chicks under her wings in times of danger.  While the chicks cannot see exactly what is going on out there in the big world, they know that they are safe under her protection.

The same is true for us.  When we hide ourselves in God’s shelter, we rest securely in knowing that His promises are true.  This abiding in His Presence may not make the skies any clearer in the midst of a storm, but His Word does promise peace.

Because of God’s great love toward us, let us declare as the psalmist, “I will call on Him as long as I live.”

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