Isai 25:4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones [is] as a storm [against] the wall.
Are we who are His dear ones subject to the storms of life? Yes, for so was He. Did His disciples suffer from the storms of hatred and persecution? Yes, and some even yielded up their lives. There is no evading the storms of life. "All they that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution", and the clouds grow heavier as the tribulation days confront us. But He is "A Refuge From The Storm" and a very present Help in times of trouble. He cannot fail. We could never fully realize the value of His presence, or of His love and power, were it not for the storms of life.
Thou, Who art our sure Refuge, help us to flee to Thee in every storm of life. Amen.