God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, leaving behind an estimated 2,975 dead.
Natural disasters are devastating.
So are personal disasters: a fatal accident, a harrowing health issue, a lonely crisis. Sooner or later, we’re all ambushed by adversity.
On the earthly calendar, it’s terrifying, but on the heavenly calendar, you are protected. Psalm 46 says, “we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” You are divinely protected, because “the city of God . . . where the Most High dwells . . . will not fall . . . The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
Your safe shelter is eternal; impenetrable by earthly storms.
It’s only a step from
earthly chaos to heavenly calm.