Jul 26, 2022
Hurricane Dorian caused a lot of anxiety and destruction. Many of us worried about the East coast of our own country, but the Bahamas were hit really hard, with the storm basically stationary for many hours.
Residents there hunkered down and sought higher ground, wondering when the onslaught would end, and the storm would pass. The physical damage left by the lengthy storm was devastating.
When the winds of life blow fiercely, rain pours down, and the water rises, it is tempting to give in to panic. In the midst of the storm, sometimes we let the noise and chaos of our present circumstances become louder than the voice of our Lord and Savior. The still small voice in our hearts may only be a whisper, but the power behind that presence outranks any circumstance of this life.
Colossians 1:17 says, “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
Jesus was not only with the people of the Bahamas, He is with you in every storm you face. He isn’t simply the fleeting ‘eye of the hurricane,’ either. His presence and power and love for us is greater than any storm life can hit us with.
Lord, thank you for being our steadfast shelter, our provider, and peace-giver in every situation. It’s who you are. No storm can shake us when we build on a foundation of faith. Amen.