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Shelter from the storm

Place: home

Poison: Pepsi max

Favourite things: my husband

All day our city has been watching and waiting for a severe storm to front.

It’s been the topic of twitter, Facebook, news, neighborhood conversations and emails.

We are all awaiting the sequel to a storm that has already maimed thousands of homes and left over twenty thousand homes without power.

I’ve been thinking about a sort of spiritual storm I have been weathering over the last few months and have taken comfort in this scripture…

Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind. (Psalm 107:28-31 NIV)

When we walk through times of trouble, when we are in a personal storm, God is our refuge. God is our strength in times of trouble.

Sometimes I forget this and try to do it on my own. I try to stand in the middle of the storm without shelter. Which is ridiculous.

Just like the storm we have been preparing in our state for today, we need to prepare for personal storms and protect our hearts and lives.

Storms do come, personal turmoil does come. Times when we are rocked to our core, times when we are burdened by others, times of insecurity and fear.

Who do you run to?

Who is your shelter in a storm?

For me and my household we will serve the Lord.



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