My wife loves the snow. She was born in Wisconsin, so sub-zero temperatures are nothing to her. I’m a fan of snow myself, but until I met her, the idea of cross country skiing during a snow storm in -40 degree weather never appealed to me. While that may sound crazy to some, it was one of the most memorable experiences we’ve ever had as a couple.
However, sometimes, rather than plunging into the storm head-on, you need to find shelter from it. Psalm 9:9-10 (NLT) gives an example of the shelter that God provides. “The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.”
It can be difficult when you’re in the middle of a storm to see God’s hand in it, but believe me when I tell you, that He is present. Even when we’re struggling to find the reason, He is there. Remember that God is sovereign, and He sees and knows everything that you’re dealing with.
Another one of David’s psalms speaks to the Lord being our shelter. Psalm 36:7 (NLT) says, “How precious is you unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.” That word all means exactly what it says. Everyone who believes in God can find shelter from the storms in their lives.
Psalm 61:1-4 (NLT) reads, “O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings.” If you’re struggling to find shelter from the storm, turn to God, for He is always there.