God is a shelter, a refuge when we are afraid. We need to be reminded that our faith in God as our protector will carry us through all storms and fears of life. This should be a picture of our trust, trading in all our fears for faith in Him.
“This I declare about the Lord. He alone is my refuge, my place of safety, he is my God and I trust him.” Psalm 91:2
As the psalmist faced the storms of life, the Lord Himself was His refuge – his place of shelter and protection in uncertain times. He could testify that those who trust in God are secure whatever is going on around them. Even though there was open threat from the enemy, hidden dangers that he couldn’t see and terror at night, because God was his refuge, his permanent place of resting, he knew he was safe. Because He knew the character of God he could say, “He’s my God and I’m trusting Him.” In this security the Psalmist didn’t give in to fear.
None of us escape the storms of life. Sometimes they come without warning and they can be quite furious at times. The noise of the storm can even deafen us so that we don’t hear the still small voice of God whispering peace to our souls.
The Christian life is about relationship with Jesus. In our turmoil He whispers His words of comfort and assurance. Does He say to you today, “Why are you troubled and so afraid? Don’t you have faith, to trust Me to carry you through the storm?”
Storms can be God’s opportunity of drawing us closer to Himself and of growing our faith as we prove His faithfulness and experience His protection. No matter what threatening circumstances are encountered by those of us who truly trust our Lord, our all-powerful God is always with us. He is fully capable of shielding us from harm, even when we are unaware of the danger.