For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. (Isa 25:4)
We have just witnessed the passing of Harvey in Texas and now, Irma is working her way up the Florida coast. We are told that Irma is the largest storm ever recorded. The surge that follows is the killer. All the rooms in Chattanooga are taken and probably it’s the same in all the cities northward.
Only the Lord knows how it’s going to work out for hundreds of thousands of people. We’re expecting some effects of Irma but not very strong. I’ve lived in Florida three times and have many friends there. Millions of Christians are praying for the people in the path of the storm. What the storm did to the islands south of Florida has not been relayed in full to us yet.
I do not know why God allows bad things to happen to good people and people who are no worse than other people who escape devastation. But I do know this: a child of God who is standing in the hollow of His hand is safe until it’s time to go home. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. (Psa 91:1-2) Many stories of miraculous escape will come out of this.
There are other storms that are just as deadly. The song, “Stand by Me” says: “When the storms of life are raging, stand by me.” Our song for today prays: “’Till the Storm Passes By.” I hope you enjoy it.
Read Through the Bible in a Year
Sept. 11, 2017 – MONDAY
A.M. Proverbs 19-20
P.M. 2Cor. 3
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Memory Verse This Month:
And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. (Luke 24:44)
Song for Today:
Till the Storm Passes By (Gaither Group)
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