Read Romans 5:1-8
We can't always see through the clouds in our lives. Sometimes there is only the threat of a storm. And some
times, the storm is visible coming at us like a tornado. Preparing for the storm will mean shoring up our beaches,
boarding up the windows that let in the fears of what might be. Supplying our house with staples so that we won't go
We also need to prepare our spiritual house by stocking up on the promises of the Lord, filling our hearts and minds with His word. We need to remind ourselves of what He has already done in our lives and what He has promised to do. Reinforce the words He has given us by rereading what He has to say about the storms in our lives.
Psalms is a great place to start. It is a banqueting table of reassurances. It is a place to feast on the abundance of
God's grace and mercy. When David felt overwhelmed
by his enemies, he ran to the Lord. He poured out his heart to the Creator of the universe. Whether David had sinned
or was being pursued by Saul, he always sought the Lord. He was called a man after God's own heart because David's
heart was tied tightly to God's heart.
Even in the midst of the most frightful storm, the Lord will supply all of your needs and sometimes needs you didn't know you have. Hold on tightly to your hope in Christ. He is holding on tightly to you.