Starting the day with God makes earthly obstacles diminish.

Starting the day with God makes earthly obstacles diminish.

Folks in my area scrambled to prepare for Idalia as she surged across the Gulf. In the last five years, my roof has been replaced twice: once for hurricane damage in 2018; and again a few months ago from hail damage. It’s not common for Floridians to see ice chunks falling from the February sky.

Forecasters estimate wind gusts may blow to a maximum of 55 mph. Imagine fierce clouds racing as fast as a vehicle on the interstate. Up to six inches of rain are possible.

Good thing we can find refuge in our God. Storms may howl, but His Presence brings calm.

Awaking early to stow loose items in the garage before the storm bands arrived, I watched the sunrise. God is majestic, and the ruby rays of emerging dawn resembled gems on a crown.

God’s arms reach from ends of the horizon to gather us in a hug. “Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling” (Zechariah 2:13 NIV).

Though we can’t control the weather, we can be certain of one thing: We can shelter in God’s love and find our safe place beside Him.

If you face storms and would like reassurances from the Bible, consider reading Refuge of Grace: Finding Your Safe Place. More information can be found under the Bible study tab. 

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