Midweek Push

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

OUR SHELTER IN THE TIME OF STORM

The LORD is my rock, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” (Psalm 18:2)

The chorus begins with “Jesus is a rock in a weary land, a weary land, a weary land; Jesus is a rock in a weary land, a shelter in the time of a storm.” Some of our saddest times in life are when we find ourselves in a weary land. We may be distraught, feel powerless, confused, and unable to pray, yet this is the time to call on those we trust to pray for and with us. Don’t ever be afraid to say you need prayer—the most precious communication with God—or that you need Jesus—the most precious child of God. When Mary and Martha’s brother Lazarus was sick they knew and didn’t hesitate to call on their friend Jesus. Sometimes you just need a friend to bear your burden while you’re in your weary land (Galatians 6:2).

God isn’t asking us to use all of our power and all of our strength to handle every situation we face; our strength and power alone would fail. He’s asking us to call on Jesus…our shelter in the time of storm. We sometimes understand full well the weary land, but do we truly understand the shelter? Jesus’ shelter is safety. Jesus’ shelter is joy. Jesus’ shelter is peace. Jesus’ shelter is armored against, stronger than, and unbreakable by the enemy. Since Christ died for us, we are worthy of His love and we are worthy of the shelter He provides.

The scripture says in Psalm 34:8, “O taste and see that the LORD is good.” You cannot get the goodness without first experiencing the taste. Our storms, family troubles, mishaps, mistakes, misunderstandings, past hurts, and even the joys of lives are all experiences that we must taste in order to see God’s goodness in and through them.

As ladies we often try to be so strong and handle our storms by ourselves. We try to show we’re stronger than society’s impression of us being weak individuals. But most times, this “strong-ness” hurts us, when it is revealed that we are not Superwomen. Sometimes using all of our strength leaves no room for God and His strength. Let us strive to be women trusting in our Supernatural God to be the shelter in the storms of our lives!

So today:

PUSH through feelings of being alone, for God will never leave nor forsake you in this storm.
PUSH through feeling like you cannot pray; just ask someone to pray you through this storm.
PUSH through feelings of uncertainty, for God knows exactly what you’re going through in this storm.

Jesus is our rock in a weary land; He is our shelter in the time of storm. Will you trust Him as your shelter today?

Scriptures to Reflect On:

Psalm 46:1-3, 7
Psalm 55:22
Psalm 62:6-8


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3 comments

  1. Thank you for the Midweek Push... I really needed that this week.

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  2. I really enjoyed the SWAP midweek push this morning. It was well needed. Looking forward to the min devotional series & 31 days of prayer & praise. Love you & have a great day.

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  3. We must say, this was one for all of us! It truly hit us today as well! Thank you two for your comments and love. We love you too!

    Shanita & Melanie

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