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Safety In the Storm

Thunderstorms can be scary. They pop up out of nowhere! They last longer than you expect. They make things dark. They’re loud. They get our attention. They teach us important lessons.

Our sweet little “grand kitty” had probably been used to hovering somewhere against a building or under a leaky overhang during storms before she was adopted into my daughter’s family last week. But life has changed for this little girl (Socks is the official name). This week when a storm pounded around us in the afternoon, my daughter went out and snatched up Socks and put her in their dry, comfy garage where she was met with a new kitty bed, a dish of food, and all the comforts of those snobby indoor cats! Now that she’s adopted, she has a home to run back to for safety and security!

The Lord brought to my mind this week as I am dealing with several “storms” all at the same time, that I, too, have a place of safety to run to! Proverbs 18:10 has been a favorite verse of mine for years –

The name of the Lord is a strong tower;

the righteous run into it and are safe.

In the storms the Lord allows and my heart is fearful, when it gets dark and loud and lasts longer than I thought it would, I can run to Christ where I find Him waiting, listening, and also praying for me! He is my refuge.

Are you in a storm today? You don’t need to find your own safety. Christ procured that safe place for you when He died for you. Stop what your’re doing and bow your heart and head and acknowledge Him there with you, covering you and protecting you with His arms of mercy.

Whitney shared this song with me and I’ve been singing it all week. I hope it will bless you as it has me.

Run to the safe place.

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