Again this year, I find myself watching the hurricane on television and on the internet. Chose to evacuate last year, but we were already traveling out of state this week, so we decided not to re-enter Florida until after the storm subsides.
Last year during the hurricane, I wrote about Psalm 91 on my blog:
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1 (NIV)
This passage paints the perfect picture of what it looks like to trust in God’s protection in such a time as this – when a potentially catastrophic hurricane is approaching our shores.
Psalm 91:9-12 (NIV) tells us, If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot on a stone.
Psalm 91:14-15 (NIV) goes on to say, “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will protect him, I will rescue him for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.”
Again this year as I watch the storm, I am also looking above the storm, praying for a hedge of protection around my family and friends and for others who are potentially in the path of the hurricane.
May your heart be encouraged as you trust God to put a hedge of protection around you and your loved ones this week!