Psalm 91:2 (NIV) I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
I watch as storm clouds billow in across the harbor. Fishermen and sailors secure their boats against the coming threat. Anchors of heavy metal hold the moorings in place and the crafts are made fast with cable line. Seagulls shriek their danger call over the roaring waves.
The harbor is a haven even in the midst of storms. It offers shelter and refuge to those who come within. The chains are strong and the anchors hold. Although they are buffeted by wind and waves the boats are safely moored with an anchor that will hold them until the storm has passed by.
In life we will face trials and difficult circumstances. There will be those times when our life is rocked like the boats in a storm. It is in these stormy seasons that we come to Him and find that He is a safe harbor. We begin to see the hope that Christ has given to us; that we will be with Him in heaven when this life is over. It is this hope that holds us firm no matter what happens in our life. We know that He is with us now and that we will be with Him when our life is finished.
Dear Lord, I come and find refuge in Your words today. I know that You are with me in all seasons of life. Amen.