The Shelter

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I stepped outside to listen to the rain.  Luke came out wrapped in a blanket to be with me. I saw the look in his eyes as he to soaked up the peace. No words were needed.

Oliver came running out, “You guys!  Get in the house.  It’s raining really bad.”

“Ollie, sweetie, it’s okay.  The porch is covering us from the rain.  See?  We haven’t a drop of rain on us,” I replied.

Arms crossed he shook his head as he stood in the doorway for a minute to make sure we weren’t getting wet. Then he went back inside. He came out a few more times to make sure we were still dry. The last time he smiled as he knew his mommy’s words were true. The porch gave us shelter from the pouring rain.

In life, rain will fall.  Many times we forget to sit in the shelter He provides. We forget about or doubt the peace we can have in the midst of the storm. We get scared and we try to control the rain as if we can stop it.

It is so hard to trust Him sometimes, I know it is.  But, we have to remember the Word and the promise He gives. When life gets too hard to bear we need to rely on those God places in our lives as leaders, friends, and family to remind us. We need to regularly fall to our knees and pray not only when we are scared, but when we are happy too.

We need to see the shelter He provides; because it is always there. Always.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
-Psalm 91:1

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