“For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.” Isaiah 25:4Text — Isaiah 25:1-5
A shelter is a place of refuge and safety. Jesus Christ, the Rock of Ages is our Shelter, Refuge and Strength in time of storm. The storm can come in different shades and forms,-like sickness, poverty, lack, failure, discouragement, fear of the unknown, temptations, trials and persecution. We need not fear, but rather trust the Saviour and confess like the hymn writer that
“The Lord’s our Rock, in Him we hide,
A shelter in the time of storm,
Secure whatever ill betide
A shelter in the time of storm.
Oh, Jesus is a rock in a weary land, A weary land, a weary land,
Oh, Jesus is a rock in a weary land, A shelter in the time of storm.
The raging storm may round us beat, A shelter in the time of storm,
We’ll never leave our safe retreat, A shelter in the time of storm.” (Ira D. Sankey, 1885)
Prayer for today
Oh Lord, shelter me from the storms of life.