Word 4U Today

Your Storm Shelter (1)

Your Storm Shelter (1)

 

‘…When a storm strikes…God will keep safe all who obey him.’

Proverbs 10:25 CEV

 

Heart-rending scenes of nature’s devastation are hard to forget. Victims caught in the path of hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes are tossed around like matchsticks. We’ve all seen the aftermath; many of us have experienced it. But those prepared in advance escape this kind of destruction.

There is no such thing as a storm-free life! The words ‘When (not if) a storm strikes,’ teach us that we all go through times of heartache and trouble.

The question is:

are you prepared?

You can be. God can protect you in times of loss, heartache, sickness, breakup, unemployment, loneliness, and depression.

You may not be able to predict life’s storms or prevent them, but you can prepare for them and be protected in them by doing the following things:

Locate your storm shelter.

Mid-storm is no time to be caught in confusion, seeking refuge for yourself and your family.

You must know in Whom and where your protection lies.

The Bible says, ‘The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.’ (Proverbs 18:10 NIV).

God’s ‘name’ speaks of His character, His reliability and His faithfulness. A man or woman without God is forced to be their own god—scary thought! But those who love God can say, ‘God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless…courageous in seastorm and earthquake, before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains…’ (Psalms 46:1-3 TM).

An old Irish preacher had his own take on the hymn. He’d say, ‘On Christ the solid rock I stand—all other rocks are sham-rocks!’ Trust God; He’s the only storm shelter you’ll ever need.

What now?    

Think of someone who you know is going through a tough time. Chat to them and offer to pray, full of faith that God promises to be open with His help.

Joy Ferdiz

November 25th, 2013

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