God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1 KJV
In September 2018, as I scrolled through my Facebook feed, I was inundated with posts regarding Hurricane Florence. Many of the posts were requesting prayer, while other posts informed friends and family of their safety. And of course, there were posts making fun of grocery stores being emptied at alarming rates of bread, milk, and water. During times of natural storms, we as people have a tendency to run to the grocery store. We do this, to ensure that our pantries are filled with natural food to feed our bodies as we wait out the storm(s). After scrolling through my timeline I heard the voice of God ask “Where do you run when storms arise in your life?”
Some of us run to Facebook to seek advice, some to friends or family. Some of us don’t run to anyone at all, but instead, try to figure things out on our own. Believe me, I have done all of the above!!! I am a strong-willed, self-sufficient type of girl—my daddy raised me that way— so I often try to figure things out before asking for help. But God reminds me daily that He is always present to help! He reminds me that He will never leave me nor forsake (desert or abandon) me. He will never Quit His job or Resign from His position of being God, so I need not worry during my storms! It is God’s desire that during our spiritual storms we run to Him, The Bread of Life and The Living Water!!! It is the Word of God that will be our nourishment during the storms and trials of life! Read Matthew 4:4
Prayer: Lord, we thank You for always being with us and never leaving us! It is most beautiful and reassuring to know that we can call on You and run to You for everything we need!! We thank you for always being faithful to watch over us and help us during our times of need! We love You and ask that You forgive us for the times we ran to every other source before coming to You! We ask that when trials and storms arise in our lives, that you remind us by Your Spirit that you are the help we should seek and the ONLY help we need!! We thank you for hearing this prayer, in Jesus’ name, Amen!!