Where Do You Seek Refuge From Life’s Storms?

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The Lord is our refuge and shield

Nowadays, the word “refuge” has taken on a new meaning – safety, and comfort amid chaos. On days like these, when cold and icy outside, we often take shelter in our homes – warm and comfortable havens from the storms. But nothing indeed compares to the refuge we can find only in Christ; no matter what storms may come our way – literal or figurative – we have a place of safety to turn to, a place never entered by any storm nor shaken by any turmoil: our Heavenly Father.

So often, when troubles occur or even if we feel overwhelmed with life, all that comes to mind is how helpless we are before them. Yet in Isaiah 41:10-13, we are reminded that God is always there for us: “Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will strengthen you…I will uphold you with my righteous right hand…You shall seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart…For I the LORD your God will hold your right hand saying to you fear not.”

The Lord Is Our Strength

It is so comforting to know that no matter what storms may come our way – physical or spiritual –we have a haven to enter. No matter how overwhelming or daunting things seem, the Lord stands ready and eager to meet us wherever we find ourselves. He gives us strength even when all feels lost and courage so we can conquer any struggle that comes our way!

Reading through Isaiah 41:11-13 again highlights God’s faithfulness throughout history as He promised His people protection from their enemies as long as they remained faithful: “Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God…For I the LORD your God will hold your right hand saying to you fear not.” This promise remains firm today – provided we remain faithful – as God still desires to shelter those seeking Him! For the Lord knows what is best for us, and He wants more incredible things than merely physical safety; through seeking Him first in our lives, He ensures that He provides us with ultimate protection – spiritual protection against anything life throws at us!

All Things Work Together For Good

The beauty of being able to draw strength from an unending supply of power should provide us with immense peace of mind knowing whatever turbulence lies ahead will eventually work out for good (Romans 8: 28). So regardless of what storms may come, our way – tangible or intangible – let’s remember the Lord Jesus Christ provides true everlasting security against anything coming up against us!

Cast Your Burden Upon The Lord

We shouldn’t forget, however, In times of mental distress, often remembering all these incredible promises can prove difficult because such emotions tend to cloud discernment. That being said, though, this should serve equally heartening: When fog descends upon our minds casting a heavy burden upon its shoulders, causing every thought to overwhelm even doubt itself, why? When this occurs, it might be good to remember Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the LORD…and he will sustain you.” This passage is a further testament that solidifies His promises, ensuring His presence beside us even when heights become too much to handle or depths become too much to bear. His commitment is to be there always! Don’t wait for the storms to seek His shelter. Enter today and see just how wide and deep the love of God flows!

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Todd Hukill

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