The storm comes and I cannot stop it, control it, avoid it or redirect it. My only option is to find refuge. I seek shelter in the safest place and I find it in His Heart. He has shown me His Heart and His intention for me in His Words which are greater and more powerful than any storm. He tells me that nothing in my life is greater than His Love.
“We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God. God is love. When we take up permanent residence in … love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us… There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear.” 1John 4:16-17
Fear does not own me. But He is also saying to me that I will only survive if I gamble it all on Him.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell–and great was its fall.” Matthew 7:24-27.
I am not going to hesitate or find another way to obtain protection or safety. “I will hasten to my place of refuge From the stormy wind and tempest.” PS 55:8 I really have bet my life on Him. He will come through for me and I will not just barely outlive the storm. I will see His Sovereign Love prevail and convert the Storm into a place of Praise.
“I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;… I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; Psalm 18:1-3
One day, in faithfullness, I will see the end of all storms.