A few nights ago there was a bad storm I was sitting up listening to the thunder and watching the lightening light up my room. As I was laying in bed, I began to think, what if I did not have shelter during the storm? What if I was stuck in the storm?

Listening to the storm made me think of storms of this life. When storms of life come my way do I have shelter? or am I stuck out in the storm?

Today I rest in the fact that I do have shelter from the storms of life. I know that God is my shelter, but do I always go to Him?

Times in my life, when I have faced storms, the first thing that comes to mind is not to take shelter in God, which it should be, but the first thing I think of is how can I make the storm rest? How can I fix the situation? God reminded me that I cannot calm the storm, but I can rest in Him.

Choosing to find shelter in the Lord and staying in that shelter no matter what the storm is will help strengthen the believers. Knowing that God has His perfect and mighty hand in each situation gives me peace.

When facing a storm of life, PRAY. God says, in Isaiah 41:10, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous hand.” He will hold you in HIS righteous hand! What else could we want?

Sometimes praying seems like it does not work. I read one day, “Sometimes God calms the storm, sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.” Sometimes the answer to your prayer is not exactly what you wanted, but God knows what He is doing and will not leave your side. The fact of the matter is God is standing there waiting for you to take refuge and shelter in Him. Storms of this life are hard, but when you have the best shelter, let the storm rage and rest in Him.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Psalm 46:1-3



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