Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs into it and is safe.
It is during severe storms or even tragic events in our lives that we are forced to come to grips with reality and must ask ourselves “where is my faith?” or “where is my trust?”
Is my faith and trust in self, things, other people or the name of the Lord whom King Solomon describes as a "strong tower" where we can run to and be safe from hurt, harm and danger?
Storms are often looked at as something bad, but it is the storms of life that is the driving force to make us answer the above question and in turn run for shelter.
Sometimes, God uses storms, fiery furnaces and troubled waters to get us sailing in the direction we should have gone in prior to the storm.
Believe it or not but sometimes it takes a storm to know we are in need of a shelter. It is in the storms in life where we are reminded of our desperate need of God.
As it is in the natural, so it is in the spirit. When the storms of life comes, we need a shelter, a sure foundation called "Jesus" to calm our storm.
Jesus is indeed our hiding place. He is described in Psalm 46:1 as refuge, our strength, a very present help in time of trouble.
The spiritual and mental storms which are unavoidable in all of our lives can be just as brutal and devastating as a physical storm for they too are just as much a reality as a physical storm. They too causes us at times to feel fearful and hopeless when they begin to rage.
It is in those times of insecurity, uncertainty, fear and doubt when we need to cling to Jesus for He is the only one who offers us assurance of a "Shelter" in the storms of life that are guaranteed to come in the natural and the spiritual realm.
When the storms of life are raging, heavy rain is pouring, waves are rocking, the trees are whistling and the sea of our lives appears not to cease, run to Jesus for He promises to be your “Strong Tower”.
It is the name of the Lord that is our “Strong tower.” It is the place of safety which God promises to those who run to Him. Those who love and trust Him can run to Him for safety.
Do you find yourself on today in need of a place to hide from the storms of life? Are you perhaps on a stormy sea right now as you read this blog? If your answer is yes, Jesus offers you shelter on today that cost you nothing but “faith” in Him and His ability to shelter you from the storms in your life that ceases not from raging.
Today, I exhort you to seek shelter in Jesus and Him alone. Seek Him through prayer and His word for you will find a hiding place there.
The Lord has not promised us that we would not have storms, but He promises to be a shelter in the time of them. John 16:33- “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.”
The storm may be raging all around us but we are given the promise of a secret place where we can run to in Psalm 91:1-He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
On your stormy sea, cast your anchor in Jesus for the trips at sea in this life is rough. Anchor in Jesus on today, therefore, when the storms come, you will not be caught off guard without the security of a secret hiding place.
There is no “Shelter” greater than the safety of God’s hands. I urge you to set sail with Him now for the storm is coming.
The name of the Lord is a strong tower where the righteous can run to and find safety.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for being our shelter in life’s storms