Guard me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.
PSALM 17:8 NRSV
The storms of life cannot be avoided. And often they come completely unannounced. When showers of troubles hit, when fears ambush and doubts plague, everything seems out of control. But just as the mother eagle guards her young, God protects those he loves. When rough times threaten your peace, he will take you under his wing and give you strength to endure.
It's easy to slip into false thinking that God is somehow absent if disaster strikes, that you've missed his protection. Quite the opposite is true. God will never leave you alone to face your problems. He guides you into the eye of the tornado where it is quiet and still, where you can hear his voice and feel the strenght of his presence.
Whenever you find upsets in your life, you can use these opportunities to grow in your trust of God.
Inspiring Words from the PSALMS.