2009-11-16 - Keeping Calm and Staying Dry
I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." (Psalm 91:2 NIV)
While a heavy thunderstorm raged on outside, I talked a mile a minute to God in my living room, telling Him I was frightened, and asking for protection. When I stopped my frantic pace, I realized the situation was totally out of my hands. All I could do was ask God, and have faith that He had heard me.
Sarah, a girl in my second grade class-was extremely afraid of thunder, and when it occurred she'd always put her head down on her desk, and as her classmates, we tried to cheer Sarah up. Now, my only available cheering squad were two sleepy cats who occasionally glanced up at the noises from outside, and then returned to rest.
I got out my Bible, searching Psalm 91, the psalm I go to in times of uncertainty, and replaced the "you" words with "I".
The storm didn't immediately end, nor did the sky turn to its magnificent blue after I read God's words of encouragement, but the rumblings did not startle me as much, once I focused on the thunder maker.
Lord, Out of all the people in the world, I am Your top priority. Thank You for protecting me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.