You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
who abide in the shade of the Almighty,
Say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress,
my God in whom I trust.”
He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare,
from the destroying plague,
He will shelter you with his pinions,
and under his wings you may take refuge;
his faithfulness is a protecting shield.
You shall not fear the terror of the night
nor the arrow that flies by day,
Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness,
nor the plague that ravages at noon.
Though a thousand fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
near you it shall not come.
You need simply watch;
the punishment of the wicked you will see.
Because you have the LORD for your refuge
and have made the Most High your stronghold,
No evil shall befall you,
no affliction come near your tent.
For he commands his angels with regard to you,
to guard you wherever you go.
With their hands they shall support you,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You can tread upon the asp and the viper,
trample the lion and the dragon.
Because he clings to me I will deliver him;
because he knows my name I will set him on high.
He will call upon me and I will answer;
I will be with him in distress;
I will deliver him and give him honor.
With length of days I will satisfy him,
and fill him with my saving power.
The whole of Psalm 91 had to be included to show you the full impact of its words. While many here are bracing for Hurricane Irma by panicking and trusting in our human government, I am trusting in the Lord. Yes I am physically prepared with food, water and the bagging of our most precious items, I am also prepared in spirit and know the Lord is with me.
It is a dangerous prospect to be someone without God. I worry for those who are clinging to humans. The authorities here in Broward County have been clear- there will be no emergency services during the storm. To whom will the many without God cling to? For these souls I pray that on this day, they shall see the salvation of the Lord.
In the peace and calm of His shelter, I prepare my heart for the coming of the earth’s rage. Our human race wastes many days in fighting over insignificant nonsense in the selfishness that blind men have. They promote evil agendas, sometimes without knowing. They are unaware of the world around them. The refugee cries out and they turn a blind eye. Without God, we are nothing.
Now is the time to pray for the conversion of souls. For people to look to God for answers. He will show His glory amidst the storm:
“He shall stand firm and shepard his flock by the strength of the Lord, in the majestic name of the Lord, his God; And they shall remain, for now his greatness shall reach to the ends of the earth.” Micah 5:3
It is time to turn to Christ. The waters are no longer still, time is not on our side. The waves they will come, but consider His rest. His head upon a pillow as the storms rage. For we are to remain in Him, and Him in us.
It is a comforting measure to know that I am not afraid, for God tells me hundreds of times in his Holy Scripture to Fear Not. In this life I am not afraid, for He is with me. My hope is in the promise of spending eternity with Him, so I am not afraid of human death. There is no other way of life that promises this. It is the hope, the purpose, and center of my life. I am not worried about the eye of the storm for HE is in it. He is with me, and I shall abide in the shelter of the Almighty all the days of my life.
May Christ keep you, may you turn to Him for hope. For there is no hope in the hands of ordinary men. This is beyond evangelization, this is the truth. For who will you turn to when the waters rage and your home is no longer there? The kingdom of God is here, now for all to come to the Living God. You no longer have to wait, your messiah is here. Look away from your shutters, your water and canned food. Your safe place is in the Lord.