by Andrew Cartwright
“…Like a hiding place from the wind and a shelter from the storm, like streams of water in a dry place, like the shade of a great rock in a weary land…“. -Isaiah 32:2
Certain areas in some countries like the USA experience severe storms such as tornadoes and hurricanes. But many of the houses are built with timber and don’t provide much protection when the weather turns bad. That’s when the families run to their shelters – reinforced concrete bunkers located in or near their homes.
Everyone experiences “storms” in life, but if Jesus resides in your heart, you are under God’s supernatural protection. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!” (John 16:33). God is your shelter from the storm. His protection surrounding you is very real.
Recently during a sermon, a man walked up to the (well-known) pastor and opened fire with a handgun at point blank range. He missed every shot! A woman missionary was driving back from the city to the orphanage she founded, when armed robbers with automatic rifles surrounded her vehicle. She screamed, “Jesus,” and drove away, passing between a tree and a pole that were too close together to allow her vehicle through (they later returned there and measured the gap!) Psalm 91 says, “He rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you – under them you’re perfectly safe…”. Trust in God’s protection – He will deliver you from harm!
Prayer (out loud): God, you’re my refuge! I trust in you and I’m safe! In Jesus name, Amen.
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