Shelter Through God’s Arms

Are troubled skies forming? Are dark clouds covering your life? It can be a lonely experience to prepare for a personal storm. Maybe those you depend on most are the ones causing the earth to shake beneath you. Are the wild winds of fear, anxiety, or sorrow gathering inside of you? 

When the sky does open up and the first drops fall, there’s shelter for you in the arms of God. He will carry you through this. He will protect you from what brews in your heart and what blows across the landscape of life as you know it. There is no trial or trouble, sin or sadness, defeat or depression that will keep you from God’s sweet mercy. 

Just think…Visit you personal scrapbook. Where have you been, and who were you? What has God done in your life and through your obedience? How did he make something you tried to tear apart into something whole and useful? Are there parts of your life that never made sense until God put the pieces back together in a new way? 

As people, We often think mistakes are absolute failure…as though redemption didn’t exist. You’ve come so far and not as a result of random collisions of right time right place.  God has brought you here. Recognize the journey and be grateful for it. Praise God that we have a wonderful loving God that is full of grace and mercy. 

Dear Lord, I’ve been through this storm before, but when the winds start, it always sends me trembling.  Even though I struggle through the same problems and doubts, I always trust you and know you are right here with me. Only your love has carried me through the trenches of difficulty. Only your mercy has covered me. Only your intervention has saved me. Only your grace has redeemed me.  I thank you Father, for only you have brought me here. I know in the midst of the battle I don’t have to be afraid to face of the enemy. Thank you that even though the enemy tries to take me captive to do his will, You have given me the power to escape his snares completely. Thank You that You are my shield because I live Your way. Help me to not be overcome by evil, but instead give me the strength to overcome evil with good. Hide me in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of evil men. The enemy will never bring me down as long as I stand strong in You. 

In Jesus name I pray 

Amen 

When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.

Proverbs 10:25 

You turned my wailing into dancing; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.

Psalm 30:11-12

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