“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.” – Proverbs 18:10
On Monday we received a text message from our daughter who lives in Atlanta. The storms (remnants of Lee) were forming quite rapidly in the sky. All she said was – “Tornado sirens are going off and the storm cell will be here in 10 minutes.”
We had company visiting with us, so after 30 minutes or so, I texted her again to see how she was doing. “Our umbrella snapped in two, and all of my potted plants have been blown over and broken.”
They were scheduled to have a large Labor Day party. They were excited, but plans had changed. Many decided not to leave their homes which was a wise choice, since Seth and Tracy’s neighborhood was the hardest hit by the storm.
It was time once again to take cover, for another cell was due to hit soon. Thankfully they have a small cement crawl space in the basement. They made it through the storm fine. But two blocks down their street was another story. The roof was torn off a house and every room was completely ruined. The power of the tornado hit nearly without warning. Tracy said it was the fastest approaching storm she’s ever experienced.
I suppose this is the reason this verse stood out to me today from this chapter. The name of the Lord is our place of refuge from the storm. He alone can change the circumstances we face. When the storms of financial difficulty, relational breakdowns or physical sickness hit our marriage it is good to know the One who calms the storm. He is our tower, and not just a tower, but our STRONG tower of refuge.
I was awakened in the night not long ago feeling the weight of many difficult situations. I sensed the Lord’s nearness to me and as I laid all of my burdens before Him I was able to go back to sleep. I knew I was safe in His arms. And so are you, as well as your marriage.
Go to the Lord. Tell Him your fears. Let Him be your strong tower from the raging winds and rain. And then rest in the safety of His arms.