Strong Shelter

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By Pamela Rose Williams

Albuquerque ArroyoThe arroyo at Washington and Cutler in Albuquerque during a heavy dump of rain
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Spring and summer bring rains in many parts of the world. We see the monsoon season anytime between early July and mid-September in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This is the time when we get the rain that pours down in buckets.  It is a time when children and adults are reminded to stay clear of the arroyos and diversion channels.  Because when the rain comes down from the mountains, it will fill all arroyos, channels and canals and even the Rio Grande will rise. When it rains it will halt traffic and if you are caught in it walking, you will be drenched.  Yet, in a matter of minutes after the rain stops, the streets and the desert will be dry again.  When it rains in the desert it is a time to seek shelter.

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)

The secret place of the most High is that safe place. That place that you can always depend upon during the storms of life. He is the One that shelters us under His wings. He is our refuge and our strength, even when it seems it will never stop raining.  Jesus said “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28).

Rest in the shelter of His arms; He is waiting to restore you. In Him is the Strong Shelter and safety from the storms of life.

Things to Think About and Do

  1. Can you find 2 more verses or passages in the Bible that speak of how God is our protector and strong shelter?
  2. Think about your life and your current situation. Do you need to trust in God as your shelter and safe place?
  3. What are some other terms in the Bible that are used to mean strong shelter?
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Pamela Rose Williams

Pamela Rose Williams is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her husband, Dr. Michael L. Williams, have served in Christian ministry since 2001. She has a bachelor's Degree in Christian Education and spends most of her time as a professional editor and writer, working with many Christian authors and artists. Additionally, she works with her husband using their extensive experience in information technology to provide Christ-centered teaching and resources to people all over the world. To learn more about Pamela visit her About page.