“But you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O Lord, a tower of refuge to the needy in distress. You are a refuge from the storm and a shelter from the heat. For the oppressive acts of ruthless people are like a storm beating against a wall.” Isaiah 25:4

We talk about God being a strong tower, a sure foundation, and a shelter from the storm.

And He is all those things and more.

But as I watched a storm rage outside from the relative safety of my office, I thought about the different kinds of shelters. You can take shelter under a tree. You can take shelter under a lean-to. You can find safety in a ditch if need be.

But God isn’t just a shelter. He is the shelter. There is a lot of difference when it’s pouring down rain between a tree branch and a brick building. And God is that brick building. When you have that sure security of the building, you don’t huddle inside in fear while the storm rages outside. You go about your business, confident that your hair isn’t going to get mussed, your clothes won’t get soaked, and your books won’t be blown to kingdom come.

If you’re going through something today, rest in His safety and care. Don’t let worry about the storm raging around you distract you from what you have to accomplish. Know that He is with you, protecting you fully and keeping you until the sun comes out again.