Wednesday, July 12, 2006

A Refuge in the Storm

"Because storm clouds often appear well before a storm, we should take time in prayer to scan the horizon of the day for telltale signs of difficulty. If we sense a storm is developing we can find sanctuary with our Refuge. "

Isaiah 25:4 You have been a refuge for the poor a refuge in his distress a helter from the storm and a shade from the heat.

Years ago I bought one of those flip calendars with 365 calligraphic rederings of the Names of God by Timothy R. Botts. It was on sale. But time and time again I have turned to it, to read what name was the name that day. This was one of my calendars that was unpacked so I put it in my office, and turn to the name for that day. This was yesterday's name and scripture. I found it encouraging in the midst of the storms of this move and the heat that surrounds us all.

How many times did the Psalmist refer to God as a refuge? Over and over. Psalms 46:1 tells us this: God [is] our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. And what of God as our shade or shadow? Psalms 36:7 says this: How excellent [is] thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

God thanks for being my refuge and strength, a very present help in this time of stress. And I thank you God for your loving kindness, and we do put our trust under the shadow of your wings. Thank you God. You are a sanctuary. And thank you for Martha, who read my last post and prayed for us. And thank you for others who are doing the same.


Gary Wood said...

Won't it be great when there will be no more storms and we are weary no more.

revabi said...

Yes it will Gary, yes it will. And I know thank God that we are promised that.