Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 2, 2020

When The Storm Rages – God Is Our Refuge

“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2 (ESV)

Like a large barricade, a gathering of trees plummeted in front of my sister, Faye’s house. Her home was in the eye of Hurricane Michael as it ravaged through Panama City. Text messages flooded our phones, as she sent family “I love yous” before cell service was extinguished. And when the 150 mile per hour winds ended and moved up through the north, the terrain left behind was unrecognizable. Rescue workers couldn’t even see my sister’s house because the trees had barricaded them in. Her husband and mother-in-law braving the storm with her.

Devastation everywhere, no power, military food, humid hot conditions – I think you get the picture. But nestled right in the midst of these hard places and challenges those in my sister’s home escaped safely. How could that be? Nothing short of a miracle – a sweet protection from our God. You see those trees covering up their home created a barricade to the front of the house protecting them from the raging winds. No windows were broken and the roof didn’t collapsed. They were held scared yet safely in the palm of His hands – isn’t that just like our God!

Don’t know dear one what storm you are facing or what devastation has swept over your life. Can’t say I’ve walked in your shoes, but I have worn out my own. And with each step, every movement I have found my God to be faithful and true. A mighty fortress and an indestructible shield. Despite pain, tears and fearful moments God has proven to be my rock. Just like the barricade shielding my sister from a raging hurricane, God provided a refuge – a safe place in the eye of my personal storms. And you know what if you put your faith, hope and trust in Him, God will be your rock, deliverer and shield.

Praising God today for lives spared and for trees tumbling around to form a barrier from raging winds. Beyond belief, miraculous deliverer – that’s the One you want to cling to every day of your life.

“Father, you take my breath away at the very thought of Your hands protecting those we love. Grateful for Your divine fortress shielding us in our storms.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life


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