• Gina Stinson

Shelter

The storm rolled in quickly. Although forecasted, no one imagined that it would collide with another larger storm to create hours of wind whipping rain and bright lightening.



While surprised at the magnitude of the storm, no one was surprised it was storming. We had been warned. The weatherman had given us adequate expert advice. But like most things, we underestimated the damage that one storm could bring.


Friend, have you been hit by a storm? Maybe you saw it coming, but its devastation has longer lasting effects than you anticipated. Maybe one storm collided with another and became more than what you ever dream. Perhaps even, looking back, you can now see the warning signs and remember well-meaning friends and loved ones warning you to change course or take cover.


Life is full of storms. Unexpected life interruptions happen. We will be challenged by the things this life hurls in the wind and the rain. But there is a safe place to ride out the storm.


Isaiah 25:4 says, “For you have been a stronghold to the poor, a stronghold to the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat.


God provides a safe place to shelter in place during the storm. In him there is a protected location to evacuate. There is nothing more comforting and secure than knowing you have a place to run to during times of uncertainty, fear or anxiousness. He is that refuge. With him you will find what you need.

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