Spending winters on the gorgeous island of Sanibel, off Florida’s gulf coast, is one of our blessings that brings peace and refreshment.
I watch as the angry sea throws its violent waves at the shore—circling, churning, screaming in rage. Each thrust digs deeper into the ocean floor, dislodging and pitching sea inhabitants far from their nests. Far from their peaceful environment, they are tangled by shredded sea fauna.
The waters today are much different than yesterday when gentle breezes kissed our cheeks. But we are fortunate to have shelter…to be protected from the storm’s natural wrath…to be living in the shadow of the Most High God.
Life is similar to the sea—quiet and serene one moment but then suddenly churning, disrupting, and thrashing. We live in a fallen world where evil lets its waters roar and flood us with fear and uncertainty. Where can we go when the storms rage and our hearts bleed?
According to the psalmist, whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. God is the believer’s refuge and shelter. He is the One who saves us from the fowler’s snare and deadly pestilence. Jesus demonstrated God’s power by calming the stormy seas when His disciples thought the end was near.
Bask in the warmth and breeze on life’s beach, reading God’s Word. Be confident that when those waves crest and roll, God is only a page or a prayer away. Let Jesus quiet your heart.
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